El fantasma del rey Leopoldo

El fantasma del rey Leopoldo

by Adam Hochschild


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At the end of the 19th century, when the European powers divided Africa for themselves, King Leopold of Belgium carried out a brutal sacking of the territory surrounding the Congo river that provoked the death of over 10 million Africans. A rich and perturbing story, it describes a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions. It is also the moving portrait of African rebels who did not kneel and a handful of valiant missionaries and explorers who traveled to Africa in search of adventure and instead became witnesses to a genocide.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788416665303
Publisher: Malpaso Editorial
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Edition description: None
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Adam Hochschild is a writer, journalist, historian, and professor. He received a BA in history and literature from Harvard University and has contributed essays to The New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and the Nation.


San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1942

Place of Birth:

New York, New York


A.B., Harvard College, 1963

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