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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living On the Brink of Disaster In Mobutu's Congo by Michela Wrong - Paperback - June 2002 - from Firefly Bookstore LLC (SKU: 42593)

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

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living On the Brink of Disaster In Mobutu's Congo by Michela Wrong - Paperback - June 2002 - from Firefly Bookstore LLC (SKU: 42593)
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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living On the Brink of Disaster In Mobutu's Congo

by Michela Wrong

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ISBN 10
0060934433
ISBN 13
9780060934439
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Harper Perennial, June 2002. Trade Paperback . Used Good. We carry new and used books in our storefront. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this item.

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.

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Bookseller
Firefly Bookstore LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
42593
Title
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living On the Brink of Disaster In Mobutu's Congo
Author
Michela Wrong
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0060934433
ISBN 13
9780060934439
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
June 2002
Pages
368
Bookseller catalogs
History/Africa/General;

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Located in downtown Kutztown, we are an independently-owned and operated New and Used bookstore. Started in 2012 by two book aficionados, Firefly Bookstore strives to provide the best in diverse products and customer services. In addition to books on almost any subject, Firefly carries a large range of products including cards, bookmarks, audio books, and family tree charts. We carry over 60,000 items in 3000 sq/ft of space.Additionally, we have a large tabletop game selection, including board games, dice and card games, and Role-Playing titles. We have a wide selection of puzzles from Pomegranate and others. We have in stock new, each year, a large collection of current year Calendars with 100s of titles and styles to choose from, always discounted.We buy and trade books and games whenever the store is open, and we are looking for material for every section. Store credit can be used on new and used material. We are interested in large purchases, such as collections and estate sales. We are particularly looking for gaming books, metaphysics, history, cooking, science, Pennsylvania history and children's books.For current news and announcements, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fireflybookstore.We carry new and used books in our storefront. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this itemStore hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

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