King Leopold's Ghost : A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism a story of greed, terror and heroism in colonial Africa (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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King Leopold's Ghost : A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism a story of greed, terror and heroism in colonial Africa

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: London Pan 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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I 1880-årene, da de europeiske "supermakter" delte opp Afrika, bemektiget Kong Leopold II av Belgia seg det enorme og for det meste uoppdagede territoriet rundt elven Kongo. Han iscenesatte et folkemord og et plyndringstokt uten sidestykke i historien inntil da. Han røvet landet for dets gummi og elfenben, brutaliserte befolkningen, og sist men ikke minst utryddet han 10 millioner av Kongos innbyggere, hele tiden  Read more...
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Named Person: Leopold, konge av Belgia
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 9781447211358 1447211359
OCLC Number: 1028473122
Language Note: Engelsk tekst
Notes: Har bibliografi, innholdsfortegnelse, noter, register
Awards: Winner of Duff Cooper Prize 2000 (UK)
Description: 375 s. illustrations, kart
Responsibility: Adam Hochschild.

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A riveting and highly readable account of the Congo massacre, peopled by callous monarchs, corrupt adventurers and a handful of genuine heroes.  Read more...

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