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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz - Uncorrected Proof by  Michela Wrong - Paperback - Uncorrected Proof - 2001 - from UHR Books (SKU: 080949)

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz - Uncorrected Proof

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz - Uncorrected Proof by  Michela Wrong - Paperback - Uncorrected Proof - 2001 - from UHR Books (SKU: 080949)
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In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz - Uncorrected Proof

by Wrong, Michela

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0060188804
ISBN 13
9780060188801
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NY: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001 Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Uncorrected Proof. Rare copy of this uncorrected proof of this work subtitled "Living on the Brink of Disaster in the Congo", with the author having been a foreign correspondent in Africa who witnessed the last days of Mobutu Sese Seko, president of Zaire. Illustrated..

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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UHR Books US (US)
Seller Inventory #
080949
Title
In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz - Uncorrected Proof
Author
Wrong, Michela
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Uncorrected Proof
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0060188804
ISBN 13
9780060188801
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Place of Publication
NY
Date published
2001
Keywords
current Events, african studies, the congo, congolese, Mobutu Sese seko, Zaire, African Despot, African journalist, journalism, foreign Correspondent
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