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Download King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ [EPUB] ✼ King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa By Adam Hochschild – the territory surrounding the Congo River Ultimately slashing the area's population by ten million he still managed to shrewdly cultivate his reputation as a great humanitarian A tale far richer than any novelist could inventKing Leopold's Ghost is the horrifying account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions It is also the deeply moving Leopold's Ghost A MOBI #241 portrait of those who defied Leopold African rebe. A masterly work looking at the hideous colonial rule of the Congo by the Belgians King Leopold II was a dissatisfied monarch of a small land casting about for colonies to give him money and prestige Alerted to the vast area and possibilities of the Congo Basin by recent explorations by Henry Moreton Stanley Leopold made it his mission to acuire the regionThis was not originally a Belgian possession but a secretive royal fief Leopold was a master propagandist calming the fears of other European powers by focussing on his philanthropic motives for entering the Congo In reality his interests lay in the ivory the rubber and the potential for slave labour Reports on the actual awful goings on the murders floggings mutilations and people worked to death were largely uashed by Leopold's charm his bribes and his seeming kindly natureA few heroes made a stand against him however notably ED Morel and Roger Casement who I'd only heard of as an Irish 'traitor' before he was actually a fine and principled individual on this matterVery readable book on a topic that has been conveniently forgotten

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An enthralling storyA Ghost A ePUB #180 work of history that reads like a novel Christian Science Monitor As Hochschild's brilliant book demonstrates the great Congo scandal prefigured our own timesThis book must be read and reread Los Angeles Times Book Review In the late nineteenth century as the European powers were carving up Africa King Leopold II of Belgium carried King Leopold's Kindle out a brutal plundering o. Wowan unbelievable and entirely unexpected story that grips you from the first chapter Although it is essentially a historical account of the Belgian occupation of the Congo it reads really well and keeps you interested in the many aspects of this horrible period of history Once he gets into the detail of how brutal the occupation was I found it difficult to read further but felt that the story was so compelling that I couldn't stopDefinitely a worth a read if you would like to understand a little of why this part of the world is in the state of anarchy it is today

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King Leopold's Ghost A Story of Greed Terror and Heroism in Colonial AfricaL leaders who fought against hopeless odds and a brave handful of Leopold's Ghost A Story of PDF missionaries travelers and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure but unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust and participants in the twentieth century's first great human rights movement A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Leopold's Ghost A Story of PDF A New York Times Notable Boo. The history of the Congo Africa and even colonialism isn’t something I was ever taught in school and it’s never really been brought to my attention what’s gone on I found the book really informative and easy to read as someone who was completely clueless about it all Really interesting and utterly devastating what we have done to each other Really well written and researched and I feel like it’s a book we should all read and a topic westerners should have some understanding of