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King Leopold's Ghost, A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
by Adam Hochschild
- 384 PAGES
An enthralling narrative of the 19th-century colonization of the Belgian Congo. The focus of the book, written by an award-winning journalist, is the man who oversaw the colonization, Belgian King Leopold, a ruler who portrayed himself as a great humanitarian, but who was in fact a murderous tyrant.