Very few statesmen have attempted or achieved so much as Kwame Nkrumah, a leading activist and theoretician of Pan-Africanism. His work lives on and continues to inspire Africans, people of African descent and progressive movements worldwide. In this new biography, June Milne traces the life and work of Kwame Nkrumah from his birth in Nkroful in the western province of the Gold Coast (Ghana) to his death in Bucharest, Romania on 27 April, 1972. The book contains much new material, notably relating to years Nkrumah spent in Conakry, Guinea after the military coup in Accra on 24 February, 1966 which ended his government in Ghana. It adds to information in the author's book Kwame Nkrumah, The Conakry Years, published in 1990. For the first time in a biography of Nkrumah, information is provided about all the books written by him. The circumstances in which they were written are explained, their contents examined, appraisal made of their significance and continuing impact on political developments in Africa and the Diaspora. This is an authentic moving account of the life and work of "The Greatest African" (the words inscribed on his coffin in Guinea), by an author well qualified to write about him.