Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Read More About It: King Leopold II and the Belgian Congo

Here are several recommended books on King Leopold II and the tragedy that was the Belgian Congo:
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terrorism and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild.  This book is available in hardcover and paperback through Amazon and other sources.  I cannot recommend this book enough.    The original US edition was published by Houghton Mifflin.

The King Incorporated:  Leopold II and the Congo by Neal Ascherson.

Both of these titles were also published in the United Kingdom.

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