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

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With an introduction by award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver In the late nineteenth century, when the great powers in Europe were tearing Africa apart and seizing ownership of land for themselves, King Leopold of Belgium took hold of the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. In his devastatingly barbarous colonization of this area, Leopold stole its rubber and ivory, pummelled its people and set up a ruthless regime that would reduce the population by half. . While he did all this, he ...

King Leopolds' Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa 2006, Mariner Books

ISBN-13: 9780618711673

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa 1999, Mariner Books, Boston, MA

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa 1998, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780395759240

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