COVID-19 Update

August 3, 2020: Biblio is open and shipping orders. Read more here.

Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

No image available

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo

No cover image available

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo

by Wrong, Michela

  • Used
  • Paperback
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
Fine (Book Condition)
ISBN 10
1841154210
ISBN 13
9781841154213
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Montreal, Quebec
Item Price:
US$20.00
US$4.00 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 5 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

London, United Kingdom: Fourth Estate, 2001. Book. Fine (Book Condition). Quality Paperback. Signed by Author(s). First Thus. A fine copy with a signed "With compliments" card by Michela Wrong laid-in. [Montreal Books rating system: 1. Fine 2. Near Fine 3. Very Good 4. Good 5. Fair].

Synopsis

Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne in his jungle palace like some modern-day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad's crazed station manager.Michela Wrong, a correspondent who witnessed Mobutu's last days, traces the rise and fall of the idealistic young journalist who became the stereotype of an African despot. Engrossing, highly readable, and as funny as it is tragic, In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz assesses the acts of the villains and the heroes in this fascinating story of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Montreal Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
501550
Title
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo
Author
Wrong, Michela
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fine (Book Condition)
Edition
First Thus
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1841154210
ISBN 13
9781841154213
Publisher
Fourth Estate
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
Date published
2001
Keywords
MOBUTU SESE SEKO 1930 1997
Bookseller catalogs
SIGNED BOOKS (coming soon);

Terms of Sale

Montreal Books

All books are guaranteed as described and offered subject to prior sale. Books may be returned within ten (10) days. Advance payment desired if you have not established credit with this firm. Postage and insurance are additional. We accept International Money Order and credit card payments through Paypal.

About the Seller

Montreal Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.co.uk member since: 2004
Montreal, Quebec
Ask Seller a Question

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

quality paperback
Quality paperback is simply another term for a trade paperback, describing a paperback generally the approximate size of a...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
laid-in
"Laid In" indicates that there is something which is included with, but not attached to the book, such as a sheet of paper. The...[more]

This Book’s Categories

tracking-