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

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Reviews of King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Overall customer rating: 4.401
jwhitt

ego on the loose

by jwhitt on Jun 20, 2013

How can a world treat human beings the way those who took over the Congo under the direction of King Leopold? Yet history seems to have recorded the same things for ages. Pride, power. ego seem to get in the way of knowing the difference between right and wrong. This book is worth reading because ... More

Andrew
by Andrew on Mar 8, 2012

This book is assigned as the "midterm" assignment for a college class that I'm taking. It certainly appears interesting from my perspective, especially given the publisher's study questions that we must get our prompt from. More

Marlborough

King Leopold's Ghost

by Marlborough on Oct 15, 2009

I received this book quickly and in fine shape. I teach a course in world geography, and his will help in my coverage of Africa. More

Kenna

Interesting.

by Kenna on Feb 7, 2008

I can't believe all of this happened, and I've never even heard anything about it. More

Pasamonte

Enjoy and learn!

by Pasamonte on Apr 1, 2007

King Leopold's Ghost is a book that will fascinate both the specialist and the profane reader. It is not a scholarly book, and in this case this is a virtue because we are not facing more than 300 pages with quotes and footnotes; on the contrary, this is very smooth reading, with notes and bibliography ... More

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