Book Reviews of The King Incorporated: Leopold the Second and the Congo

The King Incorporated: Leopold the Second and the Congo
The King Incorporated Leopold the Second and the Congo
Author: Neal Ascherson
ISBN-13: 9781862072909
ISBN-10: 1862072906
Publication Date: 9/9/2001
Pages: 310
Edition: New Ed
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Granta Books
Book Type: Paperback
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King Leopold the Second was more a businessman than King. What is remarkable is how he was able to ultimately OWN and entire country, known as the Belgium Congo then and now just the Congo. This book is a history of his activities in the Congo as a business. It is pretty dry and I didn't enjoy reading it much but is the only book covering its subject.