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Dancing in the glory of monsters : the collapse of the Congo and the great war of Africa

Author: Jason K Stearns
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. pbk. edView all editions and formats
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At the heart of Africa is Congo, a country the size of Western Europe, bordering nine other nations, that since 1996 has been wracked by a brutal and unstaunchable war in which millions have died. And yet, despite its epic proportions, it has received little sustained media attention. In this deeply reported book, Jason Stearns vividly tells the story of this misunderstood conflict through the experiences of those  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason K Stearns
ISBN: 9781610391078 1610391071 9781586489298 1586489291
OCLC Number: 794968561
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2011
Description: xxvi, 380 s. : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Understanding the violence --
Prewar --
The legacy of genocide ; Aiding and abetting ; A country in ruins ; Six days ; Onion layers ; Mzee --
The first war --
Many wars in one ; The dominoes fall ; A thousand miles through the jungle ; This is how you fight ; A wounded leopard ; The King is Dead, long live the King --
The second war --
One war too many ; The rebel professor ; The rebel start-up ; Cain and Abel ; Sorcerers' apprentices ; The assassination of Mzee ; Paying for the war --
Neither war nor peace --
The bearer of eggs --
The Congo, on its own terms.
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In this deeply reported book, Stearns vividly tells the story of the collapseof the Congo and the great war of Africa through the experiences of those whoengineered and perpetrated it.  Read more...

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