Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones (eBook, 2004) [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, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into the rings and necklaces of brides and spouses  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Campbell, Greg.
Blood diamonds.
New York : Basic Books, ©2004
(DLC) 2008277431
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Campbell
ISBN: 0813342201 9780813342207
OCLC Number: 847070652
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Glossary --
Prologue : Impact : The price of diamonds --
1. From pits of despair to altars of love : Kenema, Sierra Leone --
2. Diamond junction : a smuggler's paradise : Freetown, Sierra Leone --
3. The gun runners: from Tongo to Tiffany's : Monrovia, Liberia --
4. Death by diamonds : operation no living thing : Freetown, Sierra Leone --
5. The syndicate : a diamond is forever : London --
6. Waging peace : taking the conflict out of "conflict diamonds" : Makeni, Sierra Leone --
7. The way station : next stop, Liberia : Kailahun, Sierra Leone --
8. "The base" : Osama's war chest : West Africa, Afghanistan, New York --
9. The rough road ahead: mining for peace : Freetown, Sierra Leone --
10. Truth and reconciliation : recovering from the diamond war : Sierra Leone, Belgium --
Coda : Koidu, Sierra Leone --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Greg Campbell.

Abstract:

Journalist Greg Campbell leads the reader down the international diamond trail of brutality, horror and profit - providing an on-the-ground and in-the-mines story of global consequence.  Read more...
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