Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones (Book, 2012) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones

Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones

Author: Greg Campbell
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised and expandedView all editions and formats
Summary:
An expose of international diamond smuggling operations considers the rebel campaigns linked to the Sierra Leone diamond mines and how the area and its people have been destroyed by the industry's policies.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Campbell
ISBN: 9780465029914 0465029914
OCLC Number: 820740007
Notes: "The true story behind the movie"--Cover.
Description: xxv, 303 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: From pits of despair to altars of love : Kenema, Sierra Leone --
Diamond junction : a smuggler's paradise : Freetown, Sierra Leone --
The gun runners : from Tongo to Tiffany's : Monrovia, Liberia --
Death by diamonds : Operation no living thing : Freetown, Sierra Leone --
The syndicate : a diamond is forever : London --
Waging peace : taking the conflict out of "conflict diamonds" : Makeni, Sierra Leone --
The way station : next stop, Liberia : Kailahun, Sierra Leone --
"The base" : Osama's war chest : West Africa, Afghanistan, New York --
The rough road ahead : mining for peace : Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Responsibility: Greg Campbell.

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First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These blood diamonds are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to  Read more...
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