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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 02 May 2019
  • ISBN : 9781529014617
  • Page : 400 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 69 voters

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Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize, King Leopold’s Ghost is the true and haunting account of Leopold's brutal regime and its lasting effect on a ruined nation. With an introduction by award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver. In the late nineteenth century, when the great powers in Europe were tearing Africa apart and seizing ownership of land for themselves, King Leopold of Belgium took hold of the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. In his devastatingly barbarous colonization of this area, Leopold stole its rubber and ivory, pummelled its people and set up a ruthless regime that would reduce the population by half. While he did all this, he carefully constructed an image of himself as a deeply feeling humanitarian. King Leopold's Ghost is the inspiring and deeply moving account of a handful of missionaries and other idealists who travelled to Africa and unwittingly found themselves in the middle of a gruesome holocaust. Instead of turning away, these brave few chose to stand up against Leopold. Adam Hochschild brings life to this largely untold story and, crucially, casts blame on those responsible for this atrocity. 'All the tension and drama that one would expect in a good novel' - Robert Harris, author of Fatherland

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King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • ISBN : 9781529014617
GET THIS BOOKKing Leopold's Ghost

Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize, King Leopold’s Ghost is the true and haunting account of Leopold's brutal regime and its lasting effect on a ruined nation. With an introduction by award-winning novelist Barbara Kingsolver. In the late nineteenth century, when the great powers in Europe were tearing Africa apart and seizing ownership of land for themselves, King Leopold of Belgium took hold of the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. In his devastatingly barbarous colonization

Summary of Adam Hochschild's King Leopold's Ghost

Summary of Adam Hochschild's King Leopold's Ghost
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  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Release Date : 2022-05-03
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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SUMMARY and ANALYSIS: KING LEOPOLD's GHOST by Adam Hochschild's

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  • Author : Gulf publishers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-07-06
  • ISBN : 9798664175455
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Leopold II, King of the Belgians, privately controlled and owned the Congo Free State from 1885 to 1908. In 1908, the area was annexed by Belgium as a colony known as the Belgian Congo. Leopold used his personal control to strip the county of vast amounts of wealth, largely in the form of ivory and rubber. These labor-intensive industries were serviced by slave labor, and the local peoples were forced to work through various means, including torture, imprisonment, maiming and terror. Christian missionaries

King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999-09-03
  • ISBN : 1627652337
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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.

100 Provocative Statements about King Leopold's Ghost

100 Provocative Statements about King Leopold's Ghost
  • Author : Ethan Peak
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-03
  • ISBN : 5458910559
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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of

King Leopold's Ghostwriter

King Leopold's Ghostwriter
  • Author : Andrew Fitzmaurice
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • ISBN : 9780691148694
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A dramatic intellectual biography of Victorian jurist Travers Twiss, who provided the legal justification for the creation of the brutal Congo Free State Eminent jurist, Oxford professor, advocate to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Travers Twiss (1809–1897) was a model establishment figure in Victorian Britain, and a close collaborator of Prince Metternich, the architect of the Concert of Europe. Yet Twiss’s life was defined by two events that threatened to undermine the order that he had so stoutly defended: a notorious

Human Record, Volume 2, 5th Ed + King Leopold's Ghost

Human Record, Volume 2, 5th Ed + King Leopold's Ghost
  • Author : Andrea
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin College Division
  • Release Date : 2004-10-01
  • ISBN : 0618594701
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The Congo from Leopold to Kabila

The Congo from Leopold to Kabila
  • Author : Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-10-10
  • ISBN : 9781780329390
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The people of the Congo have suffered from a particularly brutal colonial rule, American interference after independence, decades of robbery at the hands of the dictator Mobutu and periodic warfare which continues even now in the East of the country. But, as this insightful political history makes clear, the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down and have fought over many years to establish democratic institutions at home and free themselves from foreign exploitation; indeed these are

Study Guide

Study Guide
  • Author : SuperSummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • ISBN : 109333469X
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 60-page guide for "King Leopold's Ghost" by Adam Hochschild includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 19 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Morality and Human rights in the context of race and imperialism.

Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays

Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780520969674
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In this rich collection, bestselling author Adam Hochschild has selected and updated over two dozen essays and pieces of reporting from his long career. Threaded through them all is his concern for social justice and the people who have fought for it. The articles here range from a California gun show to a Finnish prison, from a Congolese center for rape victims to the ruins of gulag camps in the Soviet Arctic, from a stroll through construction sites with an

Findley 20th Century World Sixth Edition Plus King Leopold's Ghost

Findley 20th Century World Sixth Edition Plus King Leopold's Ghost
  • Author : Carter Vaughn Findley
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release Date : 2008-02-01
  • ISBN : 0547192401
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The Unquiet Ghost

The Unquiet Ghost
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2003
  • ISBN : 0618257470
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Explores how Russians--prison survivors, historians, concentration camp guards, and others--are healing the wounds inflicted by long-repressed memories of the former leader and recounts the efforts of many to locate or find out what happened to relatives who disappeared during Stalin's tyrannical tenure. Reprint.

Congo Stories

Congo Stories
  • Author : John Prendergast,Fidel Bafilemba
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-12-04
  • ISBN : 9781455584611
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling and award-winning Not on Our Watch, John Prendergast co-writes a compelling book with Fidel Bafilemba--with stunning photographs by Ryan Gosling--revealing the way in which the people and resources of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been used throughout the last five centuries to build, develop, advance, and safeguard the United States and Europe. The book highlights the devastating price Congo has paid for that support. However, the way the world deals

Half the Way Home

Half the Way Home
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2005-01-07
  • ISBN : 9780547561561
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A New York Times Notable Book: “An extraordinarily moving portrait of the complexities and confusions of familial love” (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times). From the author of King Leopold’s Ghost, Half the Way Home is a compelling memoir about a complicated father-son relationship. Adam Hochschild never used the words “Dad” or “Daddy,” just “Father.” The only son of Harold Hochschild—the head of a multinational mining corporation—Adam always felt as though his father remained purposefully at a

Greatest Emancipations

Greatest Emancipations
  • Author : Jim Powell
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2008-06-24
  • ISBN : 9780230612983
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For thousands of years, slavery went unchallenged in principle. Then in a single century, slavery was abolished and more than seven million slaves were freed. Greatest Emancipation tells this amazing story, focusing on Haiti, the British Caribbean, the United States, Cuba and Brazil, which accounted for the vast majority of slaves in the west. Jim Powell offers some surprising insights and shows that while the abolition of slavery was essential to any free society, it wasn't the sole determing factor,