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  • THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA. by De Witte, Ludo.
    De Witte, Ludo.
    THE ASSASSINATION OF LUMUMBA.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York & London: Verso, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - In June 1960, the former Belgian Congo won its independence; on January 17. 1961, the first democratically elected prime minister of the Republic of the Congo, and a pioneer of African unity, was murdered. Using official sources and first hand accounts, this book attempts to "unravel the appalling mass of lies, hypocrisy and betrayals that have surrounded accounts of the assassination" and reveals a "network of complicity from the CIA to the Belgian government." In fact, this book has prompted the Belgian government to establish an official commission to inquire into the assassination. Translated from the Dutch by Ann Wright and Renee Fenby. Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, chronology, index. xxi, 224 pp. ISBN: 1859846181.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54066
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  • KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. by Hochschild, Adam.
    Hochschild, Adam.
    KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - At the turn of the century, when European political powers were carving up Africa. King Leopold II of Belgium carried out brutal acts in the territory surrounding the Congo River, which reduced the population of that area by ten million,while he still managed to cultivate a reputation as a humanitarian. In this book, the author recounts the horrific details of the monster verses the man, and tells of those who defied Leopold - rebel leaders, and a handful of missionaries and travelers. SIGNED on the title page. Maps, photographs, notes, bibliography and Index. 366 pp. ISBN: 0-395759242.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon in the hardcover first edition, and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 88740
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