King Leopold’s Ghost : A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild

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  • Title: King Leopold’s Ghost : A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa
  • Author: Adam Hochschild
  • Category: African Historical past
  • Date: 02/02/12
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 400
  • ISBN: 1447211359

 

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