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


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WINNER OF THE 1999 DUFF COOPER PRIZE. 'Brilliant .. this book must be read and re-read' Neal Ascherson'. 'A hundred years ago, enlightened people in the western world were outraged by a holocaust in Africa which left millions dead. Denunciations thundered from speaker's platforms around the US and Europe. One open letter to The Times was signed by 11 peers, 19 bishops and 75 MPs. Viscount Grey, Britain's foreign secretary, declared that no overseas issue had so intensely aroused the British public for 30 years. Conan Doyle ...

King Leopold's Ghost: A story of greed, terror and heroism 2006, Pan Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780330441988

Unabridged edition

Mass-market paperback