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

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Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
5.2 X 1.2 X 7.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780358212508

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About the Author

ADAM HOCHSCHILD is the best-selling author of seven books. King Leopold's Ghost was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was his recent To End All Wars. Bury the Chains was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the PEN Center USA Literary Award.

Reviews

"An enthralling story, full of fascinating characters, intense drama, high adventure, deceitful manipulations, courageous truth-telling, and splendid moral fervor . . . A work of history that reads like a novel."
--Christian Science Monitor

"As Hochschild's brilliant book demonstrates, the great Congo scandal prefigured our own times . . . This book must be read and reread."
--Neal Ascherson, Los Angeles Times

"A vivid, novelistic narrative that makes the reader acutely aware of the magnitude of the horror perpetrated by King Leopold and his minions."
--New York Times

"King Leopold's Ghost is a remarkable achievement, hugely satisfying on many levels. It overwhelmed me in the way Heart of Darkness did when I first read it--and for precisely the same reasons: as a revelation of the horror that had been hidden in the Congo."
--Paul Theroux

"Carefully researched and vigorously told, King Leopold's Ghost does what good history always does--expands the memory of the human race."
--The Houston Chronicle