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In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz by Michela Wrong - Paperback - First Edition - 2000 - from Fine First Books and Biblio.co.uk

In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz

by Michela Wrong

Condition: Fine Condition/Fine


Fourth Estate Ltd, London, 2000. First Edition. Softcover. Fine Condition/Fine. Perfect as-new book. Genuine First Edition, full number line. First Impression. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. No foxing in this copy. Dust jacket is NOT clipped. NOT an Ex-Library Copy. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 Kg. Category: History; ISBN: 1841154210. ISBN/EAN: 9781841154213. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1633.. 9781841154213

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.


  • Bookseller: Fine First Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1633
  • Title: In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz
  • Author: Michela Wrong
  • Format/binding: Softcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine Condition
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 1841154210
  • ISBN 13: 9781841154213
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 2000
  • Keywords: BZDB158 History; In the Footsteps of Mr Kurtz Michela Wrong


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