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

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

Adam Hochschild

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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa is a best-selling popular history book by Adam Hochschild that explores the exploitation of the Congo Free State by King ..

'A hundred years ago, enlightened people in the western world were outraged by a holocaust in Africa which left millions dead. Denunciations thundered from speaker's platforms around the US and Europe. One open letter to The Times was signed by 11 peers, 19 bishops and 75 MPs. Viscount Grey, Britain's foreign secretary, declared that no overseas issue had so intensely aroused the British public for 30 years.

Conan Doyle wrote a pamphlet on the Congo atrocities which sold 25,000 copies in the first week alone. Yet today not one person in a thousand could say what the fuss was all about, unless, of course, they have read this amazing book.' Tariq Ali, Financial Times 'Fascinating ... brilliant and gripping' Mail on Sunday 'An exemplary piece of history writing: urgent, vivid and compelling' Literary Review

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Author Adam Hochschild
Publisher Pan MacMillan
Publication date 25 Jan 2006
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780330441988

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