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King Leopold’S Ghost

By Hochschild, Adam




In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo--too long forgotten--onto the conscience of the West.


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King Leopold's Ghost

Adam Hochschild

Boston: A Mariner Book. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999. Stated First Mariner Books Edition . Wraps. Good. " makes the reader acutely aware of the magnitude of the horror perpetrated by King Leopold and his minions " - review - that makes one re-configure the depths of abject greed and cruelty towards his fellow-man almost inconceivable, and the sinister deceptiveness he is capable of, like putting heads on severed poles for proud display, gathering severed hands of victims for financial purposes, all for profiting from the ivory and rubber industries through slave labor under the quise of humanitarian and civlizing rationalizations. The events following this over 125 year old low-point in human history only make for profound sadness and outrage......Authored by author-journalist , Adan Hochschild; his book rejected by many U.S. publishers, initially . With 16 captioned, B&W, graphic photographs ads, caricatures of this heinous episode in history. With Introduction. Prologue. In Two Parts : ( 1 ) Walking Into Fire ( In Eleven Chapters ).... ( 2 ) A King At Bay ( Chapters 12 - 19 ) . Notes. Bibliography. Index. Softcover book (5 7/8 X 7/8 X 1 ) 367 pages. sku 5538

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Adam Hochschild

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HOCHSCHILD, Adam

Boston: A Mariner Book / Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999. Softcover. Fine. First Mariner Books edition. Trade paperback. Corners lightly rubbed, still fine. Affectionately Inscribed to fellow author Nicholas Delbanco by the author. A history of greed, terror and heroism in colonial Africa.

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KING LEOPOLDS GHOST

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Adam Hochschild

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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1990. First edition. Signed by the author, Alice Hoffman, on the half-title. Near fine in quarter blue cloth, boards grey, spine gilt. In a fine pictorial dust jacket. With a promotional postcard for the book laid in. Octavo. 256pp. Hardcover.

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KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Hochschild, Adam

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

Hochschild, Adam

London: Macmillan, 1998. Paperback. One or two minor scores on covers. Several light creases on spine. Slight wear on spine foot. Slight wear on upper leading corner of front cover. Folio Society bookplate on half-title page. Binding is sound, and the text and illustrations are clear. AF. Paperback. Good. Used.

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

Hochschild, Adam

London: Macmillan, 2000. Paperback, 366pp, map, illustrations. NEW. "Abn exemplary piece of history-writing: urgent,vivid and compelling" (Literary Review).. T13. Illustrated Card Covers. NEW.

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Adam Hochschild

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999. First Paperback. Paperback. Very Good/No Dj. 8vo. pp. 376. first paperback edition, previous owner's stamp on fep. ""In ""an enthralling story, full of fascinating characters, intense drama, high adventure, deceitful manipulation, courageous truth-telling, and splendid moral fervor"" (""Christian Science Monitor""), Hochschild tells the story of King Leopold of Belgium, a megalomaniac of monstrous portions. 31 photos. Map.""

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William Oughtred: A Great Seventeenth-Century Teacher of Mathematics

Cajori, Florian

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