Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones (Book, 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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
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. This book is the gripping tale of how the diamond smuggling works, how the rebel war has effectively destroyed Sierra Leone and its people, and how the policies of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Campbell
ISBN: 9780813342207 0813342201
OCLC Number: 85792293
Description: xxiii, 251 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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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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