Interesting of a history often ignored in American texts. Leopold emerges in this book as the perfect for a movie. Read morePublished 1 day ago by ned lovell
If there were more stars to give, I would give more. What an eye opener! I've lived in Belgium for more than 10 years and was always curious about the background of the utter lack... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Csilla Anita Der
rarely does a history book grab you and refuse to let go. This book reads like a novel but has its facts straight. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Matthew F.
This book is a very interesting lesson on the creation of the Congo as the personal fiefdom of Leopold, an incredibly greedy and selfish king, and the evolution to the status of... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Arthur C
One of the top-five history books I've read in a lifetime. A revelation when first published, it remains a classic of historical journalism -- and will change the way you see... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Scott
Captivating book. A stunning indictment of European colonialism in Africa and the atrocities committed by the Belgian King to enrich himself at huge cost to the people of the... Read morePublished 14 days ago by James Sawyer
A good choice for anyone looking to learn about an important yet little discussed period. The author filters and focuses his narrative through well - chosen participants in the... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Seblick