Congo: The Epic History of a People David Van Reybrouck

Congo: The Epic History of a People

Author: David Van Reybrouck
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Book Title
Congo: The Epic History of a People
Author
David Van Reybrouck
ISBN
9780062200129
From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, Mobutu's brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of one of the most devastated nations in the world. Esteemed scholar David Van Reybrouck balances hundreds of interviews with a diverse range of Congolese with meticulous historical research to construct a multidimensional portrait of a nation and its people.Epic in scope yet eminently readable, both penetrating and deeply moving, Congo--a finalist for the Cundill Prize--takes a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective, and returns a nation's history to its people.--Foreign AffairsBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: David Van ReybrouckPublisher: Ecco PressPublished: 02/17/2015ISBN: 9780062200129Pages: 656Weight: 1.40lbsSize: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.10dReview Citations: New York Times Book Review 04/19/2015 pg. 28

From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, Mobutu's brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of one of the most devastated nations in the world. Esteemed scholar David Van Reybrouck balances hundreds of interviews with a diverse range of Congolese with meticulous historical research to construct a multidimensional portrait of a nation and its people.

Epic in scope yet eminently readable, both penetrating and deeply moving, Congo--a finalist for the Cundill Prize--takes a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective, and returns a nation's history to its people.

--Foreign Affairs

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 02/17/2015
ISBN: 9780062200129
Pages: 656
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.10d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 04/19/2015 pg. 28

From the beginnings of the slave trade through colonization, the struggle for independence, Mobutu's brutal three decades of rule, and the civil war that has raged from 1996 to the present day, Congo: The Epic History of a People traces the history of one of the most devastated nations in the world. Esteemed scholar David Van Reybrouck balances hundreds of interviews with a diverse range of Congolese with meticulous historical research to construct a multidimensional portrait of a nation and its people.

Epic in scope yet eminently readable, both penetrating and deeply moving, Congo--a finalist for the Cundill Prize--takes a deeply humane approach to political history, focusing squarely on the Congolese perspective, and returns a nation's history to its people.

--Foreign Affairs

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: David Van Reybrouck
Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 02/17/2015
ISBN: 9780062200129
Pages: 656
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 1.10d

Review Citations: New York Times Book Review 04/19/2015 pg. 28