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

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

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King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa
Title
King Leopold's ghost
Title remainder
a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa
Statement of responsibility
Adam Hochschild
Title variation
King Leopolds ghost
Title variation remainder
a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa
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Language
eng
Summary
Documents the plundering of the territory
Summary
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 first international human rights movement
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1999.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1998.
  • Lionel Gelber Prize (Canada), 1999.
  • Mark Lynton History Prize, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
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154476
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
967.51/022
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT655
LC item number
.H63 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa
Label
King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa, Adam Hochschild
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-350) and index
Contents
"The traders area kidnapping our people" -- Walking into fire. "I shall not give up the chase" ; The fox crosses the dream ; 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 -- 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
Control code
1396673
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
366 p.
Isbn
9780618001903
Lccn
2004271848
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42769595
  • (OCoLC)42769595
Label
King Leopold's ghost : a story of greed, terror, and heroism in Colonial Africa, Adam Hochschild
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 338-350) and index
Contents
"The traders area kidnapping our people" -- Walking into fire. "I shall not give up the chase" ; The fox crosses the dream ; 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 -- 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
Control code
1396673
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
366 p.
Isbn
9780618001903
Lccn
2004271848
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm42769595
  • (OCoLC)42769595

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