King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

  • Type: Books
  • By: Adam Hochschild
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Mari T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780618001903
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History nerds look no further!

While Belgium’s King Leopold II is not an extremely well known figure outside of those who are interested in African history, his life and legacy are certainly worth learning about. His determination to colonize the modern day Congo took an immense toll on the region that can still be seen today. Adam Hochschild presents the narrative of what really happened in the Belgian Congo during the colonial period in a way that is detailed and unflinching, but also digestible for those new to the subject.