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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, [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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Documents the plundering of the territory.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 9780395759240 0395759242 9780618001903 0618001905
OCLC Number: 301577876
Notes: "With a new afterword"--Cover.
Awards: Winner of Duff Cooper Memorial Prize 2000
Winner of Lionel Gelber Prize 1999
Description: 376 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: "The traders area kidnapping our people" --
Walking into fire. "I shall not give up the chase" ; The fox crosses the dream ; The magnificent cake ; "The treaties must grant us everything" ; From Florida to Berlin ; Under the Yacht Club flag ; The first heretic ; Where there aren't no Ten Commandments ; Meeting Mr. Kurtz ; The wood that weeps ; A secret society of murderers --
A King at bay. David and Goliath ; Breaking into the thieves' kitchen ; To flood his deeds with day ; A reckoning ; "Journalists won't give you receipts" ; No man is a stranger ; Victory? ; The Great Forgetting --
Looking back : a personal afterword.
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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