King Leopold's Ghost
King Leopold's Ghost A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa By Hochschild, Adam Book - 1998

A powerful book about the misery created to the people of the Congo by a self-centered, dishonest, heartless Belgian king and the amazing pre-internet marketing and publicity efforts by many people across many decades (1880-1910) to raise international awareness and efforts to end King Leopold's evil tyranny. I couldn't put the book down. This is not what we learned in history class as kids, although my daughter was learning about it in an African Studies class at Knox College at the same time I was reading this.

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