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

by Adam Hochschild | History |
ISBN: 0330441981 Global Overview for this book
Registered by LeighBCD on 2/22/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by LeighBCD on Thursday, February 22, 2007
I bought this book after hearing an interview with the author on a Late Night Live podcast.

Journal Entry 2 by LeighBCD on Monday, December 22, 2008
A provocative account of the creation of The Congo and the appalling manner in which King Leopold ran it as his personal fiefdom. The book tells the awful tale of the human rights atrocities that were committed in the name of profit (until a young Englishman working at Antwerp port realised that ships came in from the Congo full of rubber but left for the Congo full of guns... what were all those guns needed for?

A very interesting book and one that I will be happy to share with the wider world to help publicise the genocide that took place there.

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