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Adam hochschild (2006) king leopold's ghost: a story of greed, terror and heroism in colonial africa, london: pan books. Winner of the 1999 duff cooper prize 'brilliant this book must be read and re-read' neal ascherson' 'a hundred years ago,. Hochschild begins the story of king leopold's greed for the congo by sketching the earliest colonial history of africa europeans were driven since the fifteenth.
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