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Results 1 – 30 of Storia del Teatro drammatico I. Grecia e Roma (parte prima), Gli Spettri Del Congo: Re Leopoldo II del Belgio e l’olocausto dimenticato. Gli spettri del Congo by Adam Hochschild. (Paperback ). El fantasma del rey Leopoldo: Una historia de codicia, terror y heroísmo en el África colonial. by Adam Hochschild; Mario Vargas Llosa; José Luis Gil Aristu.

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The book is an admonition to every powerful nation who scorns to acknowledge the simple humanity of any people of a different color, ethnicity, class or economic condition. It gets a little repetitive at times and there are a lot of extra details that you clngo need in a class setting, but I guess it’d be ok if you were reading it for fun.

Finally, the writing style isn’t engaging in my opinion. Slettri the face of lack of evidence due to destruction thereof or a deliberate lack of record-keeping, just tighten up the writing so the focus is more evenly balanced 2. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Weird to say about a book about a horrible individual, but what I mean is that there was not as much detail and understanding about spsttri was happening in the Congo as I dle.

Worth reading, but some slogging required. Open Preview See a Problem? Biographies are just not for me. It is not a thorough political history of the Congo as a “free state” or Belgian colony.


It’s good if you’re interested in journalism, slavery, or colonization.

For instance, he bizarrely expresses his bewilderment over how a businessman like Morel with no attachment to socialism could be so passionate about fighting injustice!

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. After reading this I certainly will spetri again be able to see Stanley as a hero or read Heart of Darkness in the same way.

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Hochschild’s books have been translated into twelve languages. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Given the material, this is an absorbing book–a five star in terms of the importance of the story, but not, I thought, in presentation. Menu di navigazione Strumenti personali Accesso non effettuato discussioni contributi registrati entra.

Hochschild was born in New York City. This well-documented book tells the horrific tale of the exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold of Belgium. Perfectly fine chronicle of Belgium in the Congo at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. It would be two decades before Europeans really noticed this art. Write a customer review. Gli spettri del Congo by Adam Hochschild. I may go back to it later.

Maybe most history writers are the same in this.

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Hell, it took pages – a damn third of the book – to finally get to the point of the book. In questo libro gli africani vennero descritti non come selvaggi, ma come esseri umani. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is more of the last than anything else, but one gets the impression that the book was poor Aside from broaching a topic almost entirely uncovered in the English historiography, KLG does very little well. Published by Rizzoli first published However, I can not believe that King Spethri II, one man, had this much power and authority to almost destroy a section of Africa the Congo and it’s people.


Preview — Gli spettri del Congo by Adam Hochschild. King Leopold’s Ghost 3 28 Aug 03, Kind of gruesome in parts, but an eye-opening account of what other countries have had to endure. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. To ask other readers questions about Gli spettri del Congoplease sign up.

English Choose a language for shopping. Covers a lot of ground in great detail. But it left me wanting so much more. It touched on a subject, to be honest, I’ve never read about before and that’s one of the reasons I was so eager to read it.

This felt more like useful, informative reading than enjoyable reading. Although I think the subject is fascinating, it read more of like a textbook with a few colorful narratives weaved in.