King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa (Used Book)

King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
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Primary Author: 
Hochschild, Adam
Other Authors: 
Hochschild, Adam
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 "An enthralling story . . . A work of history that reads like a novel." — Christian Science Monitor
“As Hochschild’s brilliant book demonstrates, the great Congo scandal prefigured our own times . . . This book must be read and reread.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review

 
In the late nineteenth century, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium carried out a brutal plundering of the territory surrounding the Congo River. Ultimately slashing the area’s population by ten million, he still managed to shrewdly cultivate his reputation as a great humanitarian. A tale far richer than any novelist could invent, King Leopold’s Ghost is the horrifying account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who defied Leopold: African rebel leaders who fought against hopeless odds and a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure but unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust and participants in the twentieth century’s first great human rights movement.

A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
A New York Times Notable Book
SKU: 9780358212508.u1
ISBN: 
9780358212508
Publisher: 
Mariner Books
Publication Date: 
03/03/2020
Binding Type: 
Paperback