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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Mariner Books
Publication date April 1, 2006
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780618711673
ISBN-10 0618711678
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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. Reissue. (A Linden Productions' documentary, written, directed, & produced by Pippa Scott, narrated by Don Cheadle, releasing Winter 2006) (History -- General)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: This work is the winner of the 1999 Duff Cooper Prize. "A hundred years ago, enlightened people in the western world were outraged by a holocaust in Africa which left millions dead. Denunciations thundered from speaker's platforms around the US and Europe. One open letter to "The Times" was signed by 11 peers, 19 bishops and 75 MPs. Viscount Grey, Britain's foreign secretary, declared that no overseas issue had so intensely aroused the British public for 30 years. Conan Doyle wrote a pamphlet on the Congo atrocities which sold 25,000 copies in the first week alone. Yet today not one person in a thousand could say what the fuss was all about, unless, of course, they have read this amazing book." - Tariq Ali, "Financial Times". "Fascinating ...brilliant and gripping." - "Mail on Sunday". "An exemplary piece of history writing: urgent, vivid and compelling." - "Literary Review". "Brilliant .. this book must be read and re-read." - Neal Ascherson.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780395759240
 
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.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780618001903 Book cover for 9780618711673
 
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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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