The Rape of a Nation

By: Bleasdale, Marcus; Le Carre, John

Price: $25.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Fine

Book is in excellent condiiton in every respect: as new with sharp corners, no wear to covers, straight, solid spine and binding, text/interior clean and free of marking of any kind. No dust jacket as issued, embossed leopard head on cover. Filled with very terrible, large b&w photos from the horrors of the Congo and the U.S. & Belgian forces that have abetted it. Very impressive intro by Le Carre.

Stock Description

'The continuing human tragedy of Congo is not a statistic. It is a continuing human tragedy. It is fourteen hundred and fifty tragedies every day. It is countless more than that if you includ the orphaned, the bereaved, the widowed, and all the riples of truncated lives that spread from a single death. It is you and me and our children and our parent, if we had the bad luck to be born into the world this book portrays.

But Congo has one secret that is hard to pass on if  you haven't learned it at first hand. Look carefully and you will find it in these pages: a gaiety of spirit and a love of life that, even in the worst of times, leave the pampered Westerner moved and humbled beyond words." "Excerpt from the foreword."

Title: The Rape of a Nation

Author: Bleasdale, Marcus; Le Carre, John

Categories: Africa,

Publisher: Amsterdam, Mets & Schilt: 2009

ISBN Number: 9053306714

ISBN Number 13: 9789053306710

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 134006

Keywords: Congo, Diamond Mines, Gold, Patrice Lumumba, King Leopold, UN, Slave Labor, Militias, Cobalt, Warlord, Tribal, Mineral Reserve, Belgium, Mobutu, ,