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King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa

Author: Adam Hochschild; Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020. ©1998 ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second Mariner Books editionView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of King Leopold II of Belgium and discusses how he plundered the Congo, how his people tried to overthrow him, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hochschild, Adam.
King Leopold's ghost.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998
(OCoLC)607025246
Online version:
Hochschild, Adam.
King Leopold's ghost.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998
(OCoLC)607857445
Named Person: Léopold, King of the Belgians; E D Morel; Léopold, roi des Belges; Léopold, King of the Belgians
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Hochschild; Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN: 9780358212508 0358212502
OCLC Number: 1105149367
Notes: Reprint. Originally published in Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998.
Description: xiii, 379 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: "The traders area kidnapping our people" --
Part I: Walking into fire. "I shall not give up the chase" ; The fox crosses the stream ; The magnificent cake ; "The treaties must grant us everything" ; From Florida to Berlin ; Under the Yacht Club flag ; The first heretic ; Where there aren't no Ten Commandments ; Meeting Mr. Kurtz ; The wood that weeps ; A secret society of murderers --
Part II: A King at bay. David and Goliath ; Breaking into the thieves' kitchen ; To flood his deeds with day ; A reckoning ; "Journalists won't give you recipes" ; No man is a stranger ; Victory? ; The Great Forgetting --
Looking back : a personal afterword.
Responsibility: Adam Hochschild ; foreword by Barbara Kingsolver

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Chronicles the life of King Leopold II of Belgium and discusses how he plundered the Congo, how his people tried to overthrow him, and other related topics.
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