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Read and Download Adam Hochschild book King Leopold's Ghost in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKing Leopold's Ghost. This book was released on 1998 with total page 406 pages. Book excerpt: A colorful, provocative study of King Leopold II of Belgium's genocidal plunder of the Congo in the 1880s, as the European powers were colonizing Africa, reveals the heroic efforts that led to the first international human rights movement.

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ISBN 13: 9781509882205
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Read and Download Adam Hochschild book King Leopold's Ghost in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKing Leopold's Ghost. This book was released on 2019-01-10 with total page 400 pages. Book excerpt: With an introduction by Barbara KingsolverA compelling account of the Congo Massacre, a holocaust which resulted in the deaths of millions of people.In Hochschild's groundbreaking book he explores the devastation and exploitation of the Congo Free State by King Leopold II of Belgium; a study replete with cruel leaders, corruption and a few genuine heroes. King Leopold's Ghost was awarded the Duff Cooper Prize in 1999.

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Read and Download Adam Hochschild book King Leopold's Ghost in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKing Leopold's Ghost. This book was released on 2019-05-02 with total page 474 pages. Book excerpt: 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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ISBN 13: 0691148694
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Read and Download Andrew Fitzmaurice book King Leopold's Ghostwriter in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKing Leopold's Ghostwriter. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 588 pages. Book excerpt: 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 social scandal and the creation of the Congo Free State. In King Leopold’s Ghostwriter, Andrew Fitzmaurice tells the incredible story of a man who, driven by personal events that transformed him from a reactionary to a reformer, rewrote and liberalised international law—yet did so in service of the most brutal regime of the colonial era. In an elaborate deception, Twiss and Pharaïlde van Lynseele, a Belgian prostitute, sought to reinvent her as a woman of suitably noble birth to be his wife. Their subterfuge collapsed when another former client publicly denounced van Lynseele. Disgraced, Twiss resigned his offices and the couple fled to Switzerland. But this failure set the stage for a second, successful act of re-creation. Twiss found new employment as the intellectual driving force of King Leopold of Belgium’s efforts to have the Congo recognised as a new state under his personal authority. Drawing on extensive new archival research, King Leopold’s Ghostwriter recounts Twiss’s story as never before, including how his creation of a new legal personhood for the Congo was intimately related to the earlier invention of a new legal personhood for his wife. Combining gripping biography and penetrating intellectual history, King Leopold’s Ghostwriter uncovers a dramatic, ambiguous life that has had lasting influence on international law.

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ISBN 13: 0802862683
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Read and Download SuperSummary book Study Guide in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStudy Guide. This book was released on 2019-04-09 with total page 60 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

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