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    DescriptionThis book is the winner of the 1999 duff cooper prize. 'Brilliant .. this book must be read and re-read' - Neal Ascherson. '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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    Title
    King Leopold's Ghost
    Subtitle
    A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Hochschild
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 356
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 316 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330441988
    ISBN 10: 0330441981
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    BIC subject category V2: HBJH, HBTS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    BIC subject category V2: HBTZ
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFJC
    DC22: 967.5102
    BIC subject category V2: 1HFJC
    Thema V1.0: NHH, NHTS, NHTZ
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, map,
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    20 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Adam Hochschild teaches writing at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in San Francisco with his wife. His most recent book, Bury the Chains, was published to great acclaim by Macmillan in 2005 and will be available in Pan paperback in early 2006.
    Review quote
    Brilliant.. this book must be read and re-read' Neal Ascherson'. '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