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King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 03 September 1999
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"An enthralling story . . . A work of history that reads like a novel." — Christian Science Monitor “As Hochschild’s brilliant book demonstrates, the great Congo scandal prefigured our own times . . . This book must be read and reread.” — Los Angeles Times Book Review In the late nineteenth century, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium carried out a brutal plundering of the territory surrounding the Congo River. Ultimately slashing the area’s population by ten million,

King Leopold's Ghost

King Leopold's Ghost
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 14 May 2019
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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

The Unquiet Ghost

The Unquiet Ghost
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 04 February 2003
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An in-depth exploration of the legacy of Joseph Stalin on the former Soviet Union, by the author of King Leopold’s Ghost. Although some twenty million people died during Stalin’s reign of terror, only with the advent of glasnost did Russians begin to confront their memories of that time. In 1991, Adam Hochschild spent nearly six months in Russia talking to gulag survivors, retired concentration camp guards, and countless others. The result is a riveting evocation of a country still

King Leopold's Soliloquy

King Leopold's Soliloquy
  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : LeftWord Books
  • Release : 22 January 1970
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Dear, dear, when the soft-hearts get hold of thing like that missionary's contribution they completely lose their tranquility they speak profanely and reproach Heaven for allowing such a find to live. Meaning me . They think it irregular. They go shuddering around, brooding over the reduction of that Congo population from 25,000,000 to 15,000,000 in the twenty years of my administration ; then they burst out and call me the King with Ten Million Murders on his Soul. They call me a 'record'.

Bury the Chains

Bury the Chains
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 22 January 2021
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Offers an account of the first great human rights crusade, which originated in England in the 1780s and resulted in the freeing of hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world.

To End All Wars

To End All Wars
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 03 May 2011
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World War I stands as one of history’s most senseless spasms of carnage, defying rational explanation. In a riveting, suspenseful narrative with haunting echoes for our own time, Adam Hochschild brings it to life as never before. He focuses on the long-ignored moral drama of the war’s critics, alongside its generals and heroes. Thrown in jail for their opposition to the war were Britain’s leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, and

Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts

Lord Leverhulme's Ghosts
  • Author : Jules Marchal
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 31 January 2017
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The definitive account of exploitation in the Congo, introduced by Adam Hochschild In the early twentieth century, the worldwide rubber boom led British entrepreneur Lord Leverhulme to the Belgian Congo. Warmly welcomed by the murderous regime of King Leopold II, Leverhulme set up a private kingdom reliant on the horrific Belgian system of forced labour, a programme that reduced the population of Congo by half and accounted for more deaths than the Nazi Holocaust. In this definitive, meticulously researched history,

Rebel Cinderella

Rebel Cinderella
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
  • Release : 22 January 2021
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Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia who had worked in cigar factories since the age of eleven. Two years later, she captured headlines across the globe when she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York high society. Together, this unusual couple joined the burgeoning Socialist Party and, over the next dozen years, moved among the liveliest group of activists and dreamers this country has ever

The Mirror at Midnight

The Mirror at Midnight
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 22 January 2021
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History lies heavily on South Africa, and Adam Hochschild brings to bear a lifetime's familiarity with the country in an eye-opening work that blends history and reportage. Hochschild looks at the tensions of modern South Africa through a dramatic prism: the pivotal nineteenth-century Battle of Blood River -- which determined whether the Boers or the Zulus would control that part of the world -- and its contentious commemoration by rival groups 150 years later. This incisive book offers an unusual window

Half the Way Home

Half the Way Home
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 22 January 2021
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The author, an activist in the anti-war movement and co-founder of "Mother Jones," America's largest progressive magazine, recounts his relationship with his father, chief of a multinational corporation that owned mines all over South Africa. Reprint.

Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980

Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980
  • Author : Guy Vanthemsche
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 30 April 2012
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This book explains how and why Belgium, a small but influential European country, was changed through its colonial activities in the Congo, from the first expeditions in 1880 to the Mobutu regime in the 1980s. Belgian politics, diplomacy, economic activity and culture were influenced by the imperial experience. Belgium and the Congo, 1885-1980 yields a better understanding of the Congo's past and present.

King Leopold's Rule in Africa

King Leopold's Rule in Africa
  • Author : E D Morel
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 14 September 2020
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This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this book in a print format as the same form as it was originally first published. Hence any marks or annotations seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Everfair

Everfair
  • Author : Nisi Shawl
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 06 September 2016
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From noted short story writer Nisi Shawl comes a brilliant alternate-history novel set in the Belgian Congo. What if the African natives developed steam power ahead of their colonial oppressors? What might have come of Belgium's disastrous colonization of the Congo if the native populations had learned about steam technology a bit earlier? Fabian Socialists from Great Britain join forces with African-American missionaries to purchase land from the Belgian Congo's "owner," King Leopold II. This land, named Everfair, is set

Leopold and Mobutu

Leopold and Mobutu
  • Author : Guy Tillim,Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Filigranes Editions
  • Release : 22 January 2021
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Photographs taken by Guy Tillim between December 2002 and September 2003 convey not only the tragedy of the land and people of today's République démocratique du Congo, but evoke the ghosts of the Congo Free State when King Leopold II's conquest and pillaging of the land and enslavement of its people reduced the population by nearly half. The Congo became the focus for one of the earliest human rights movements in the late 19th-early 20th century. The photographs and essay

Spain in Our Hearts

Spain in Our Hearts
  • Author : Adam Hochschild
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 29 March 2016
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From the acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the world, as volunteers flooded to Spain to help its democratic government fight off a fascist uprising led by Francisco Franco and aided by Hitler