El fantasma del rey Leopoldo

El fantasma del rey Leopoldo

by Adam Hochschild

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Overview


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.

Hometown:

San Francisco, California

Date of Birth:

October 5, 1942

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

A.B., Harvard College, 1963

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