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    Description"The best account [of the conflict in the Congo] so far...The task facing anyone who tries to tell this whole story is formidable, but Stearns by and large rises to it." --Adam Hochschild, New York Times Book Review "[A] tour de force, though not for the squeamish." --Washington Post "This is a serious book about the social and political forces behind one of the most violent clashes of modern times--as well as a damn good read." --Economist "[P]erhaps the best account of the most recent conflict in the Congo." --Foreign Policy "A serious, admirably balanced account of the crisis and the political and social forces behind it...perhaps the most accessible, meticulously researched, and comprehensive overview of the Congo crisis yet." --Financial Times


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    Title
    Dancing in the Glory of Monsters
    Subtitle
    The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jason Stearns
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781610391078
    ISBN 10: 1610391071
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 41
    BIC subject category V2: HBWS
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/1990
    BIC subject category V2: JPWS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001010
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CAFRIC
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    B&T Approval Code: A40553500
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    DC22: 967.5103
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    BISAC V2.8: POL053000
    LC classification: DT658.26 .S74 2012
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, NHWL, JPWS, NHH, NHWR9
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    5 maps
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    PublicAffairs,U.S.
    Publication date
    12 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Jason Stearns has been working on the conflict in the Congo for the past decade, most recently as the head of a special United Nations panel investigating Congolese rebel groups. He worked for the United Nations peacekeeping operation, and as a senior analyst for the International Crisis Group. He is currently completing a PhD at Yale University.
    Review quote
    "Jason Stearns is probably better qualified and better able than any man alive to write about Congo. This is history felt on the body, and told from the heart." (JOHN LE CARRE) "(Dancing in the Glory of Monsters is) a brave and accessible take on the leviathan at the heart of so many of Africa's problems... Stearns's eye for detail, culled from countless interviews, brings this book alive... I once wrote that the Congo suffers from 'a lack of institutional memory', meaning that its atrocities well so inexorably that nobody bothers to keep an account of them. Stearns's book goes a long way to putting that right." (DAILY TELEGRAPH) "(t)his courageous book is a plea for more nuanced understanding and the silencing of the analysis-free 'the horror, the horror' exclamation that Congo still routinely wrings from Western lips." (MICHAELA WRONG, SPECTATOR) "[Stearns] is probably the most widely travelled and the most meticulous and empathetic observer of the war there. This is a serious book about the social and political forces behind one of the most violent clashes of modern times - as well as a damn good read." (THE ECONOMIST) "Stearns has done a fine job of amassing vast amounts (of material), much of it based directly on interviews with the participants and victims, to bring to light details of a scandalously under-reported war... (T)his book succeeds in providing a vivid chronicles of this rolling conflict involving 20 rival rebel groups." (SUNDAY TIMES) "(Dancing in the Glory of Monsters) is one of the most gripping and comprehensive accounts of this human tragedy yet written... Stearns makes a convincing case that greater international understanding is a crucial first step - and if he's right then this book could be a major contribution." (NEW HUMANIST)"