King Leopold s Ghost

Written By Adam Hochschild
King Leopold s Ghost
  • Publsiher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 03 September 1999
  • ISBN : 0547525737
  • Pages : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 69 reviews
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Download or read book entitled King Leopold s Ghost by author: Adam Hochschild which was release on 03 September 1999 and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt with total page 400 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. "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

King Leopold s Ghost

King Leopold s Ghost
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1999-09-03
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0547525737
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Summary : "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 ...

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