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King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
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Chronicles the life of King Leopold II of Belgium and discusses how he plundered the Congo, how his people tried to overthrow him, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hochschild, Adam.
King Leopold's ghost.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998
(OCoLC)607025246
Online version:
Hochschild, Adam.
King Leopold's ghost.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998
(OCoLC)607857445
Named Person: E D Morel; Léopold, roi des Belges
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 0395759242 9780395759240 9780618001903 0618001905
OCLC Number: 39042794
Awards: Winner of Lionel Gelber Prize 1999.
Winner of Duff Cooper Memorial Prize 2000.
Description: 366 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Adam Hochschild.
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A colorful, provocative study of King Leopold II of Belgium's genocidal plunder of the Congo in the 1880s, as the European powers were colonizing Africa, reveals the heroic efforts that led to the  Read more...

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