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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
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from Houghton Mifflin (September 1, 1998)
9780395759240 | details & prices | 366 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $26.00
About: 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 first international human rights movement.
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from Mariner Books (April 1, 2006)
9780618711673 | details & prices | List price $15.00
About: A true tale of turn-of-the-century greed, avarice, and colonial violence explores the African legacy of Belgium's King Leopold, a man who conducted one of the first great genocides of the century while cultivating a reputation as a humanitarian.
Reprint edition from Mariner Books (September 3, 1999)
9780618001903 | details & prices | 366 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Documents the plundering of the territory
from Houghton Mifflin (September 1, 1999)
9789990064216 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $0.02
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Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Publication date September 1, 1998
Pages 366
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780395759240
ISBN-10 0395759242
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
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Original list price $26.00
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Summary
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 first international human rights movement. (view table of contents)
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In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo--too long forgotten--onto the conscience of the West.


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