King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa (Book, 1998) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa

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

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998. ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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
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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: E D Morel; Léopold, roi des Belges
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Hochschild
ISBN: 0395759242 9780395759240 9780618001903 0618001905
OCLC Number: 39042794
Awards: Winner of Duff Cooper Memorial Prize 2000
Winner of Lionel Gelber Prize 1999
Description: 366 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 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.
Other Titles: Story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa
Responsibility: Adam Hochschild.

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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  Read more...
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