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The Resource Congo : the epic history of a people, David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Congo : the epic history of a people, David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Label
Congo : the epic history of a people
Title
Congo
Title remainder
the epic history of a people
Statement of responsibility
David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
Van Reybrouck reviews some of the most dramatic episodes in Congolese history -- from the slave trade to the ivory and rubber booms; from the arrival of Henry Morton Stanley to the tragic regime of King Leopold II; from global indignation to Belgian colonialism; from the struggle for independence to Mobutu's brutal rule; and from the world famous Rumble in the Jungle to the civil war over natural resources that began in 1996 and still rages today
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Reybrouck, David van
Dewey number
967.51
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translation of: Congo : een geschiedenis. ©2010
LC call number
DT652
LC item number
.R4913 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Garrett, Sam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
Label
Congo : the epic history of a people, David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 561-618) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The electric years : Mobutu gets down to business, 1965-1975
  • Toujours servir : a marshal's madness, 1975-1990
  • The death throes : democratic opposition and military confrontation, 1990-1997
  • Compassion, what is that? : the great war of Africa, 1997-2002
  • La bière et la prière (Suds and sanctity) : new players in a wasted land, 2002-2006
  • The recess : hope and despair in a newborn democracy, 2006-2010
  • WWW.com
  • New spirits : Central Africa draws the attention of East and West, 1870-1885
  • "Diabolical filth" : Congo under Leopold II, 1885-1908
  • The Belgians set us free : the early years of the colonial regime, 1908-1921
  • In the stranglehold of fear : growing unrest and mutual suspicion in peacetime, 1921-1940
  • The red hour of the kickoff : the war and the deceptive calm that followed, 1940-1955
  • Soon to be ours : a belated decolonization, a sudden independence, 1955-1960
  • A Thursday in June
  • The struggle for the throne : the turbulent years of the First Republic, 1960-1965
Control code
ocn850221510
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 639 pages
Isbn
9780062200112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o850221510
  • (OCoLC)850221510
Label
Congo : the epic history of a people, David van Reybrouck ; translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 561-618) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • The electric years : Mobutu gets down to business, 1965-1975
  • Toujours servir : a marshal's madness, 1975-1990
  • The death throes : democratic opposition and military confrontation, 1990-1997
  • Compassion, what is that? : the great war of Africa, 1997-2002
  • La bière et la prière (Suds and sanctity) : new players in a wasted land, 2002-2006
  • The recess : hope and despair in a newborn democracy, 2006-2010
  • WWW.com
  • New spirits : Central Africa draws the attention of East and West, 1870-1885
  • "Diabolical filth" : Congo under Leopold II, 1885-1908
  • The Belgians set us free : the early years of the colonial regime, 1908-1921
  • In the stranglehold of fear : growing unrest and mutual suspicion in peacetime, 1921-1940
  • The red hour of the kickoff : the war and the deceptive calm that followed, 1940-1955
  • Soon to be ours : a belated decolonization, a sudden independence, 1955-1960
  • A Thursday in June
  • The struggle for the throne : the turbulent years of the First Republic, 1960-1965
Control code
ocn850221510
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 639 pages
Isbn
9780062200112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o850221510
  • (OCoLC)850221510

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