In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed... read more
Prologue: "The Traders Are Kidnapping Our People"
Part I: Walking Into Fire
1) "I Shall Not Give Up the Chase"
2) The Fox Crosses the Stream
3) The Magnificent Cake
4) "The Treaties Must Grant Us Everything"
5) From Florida to Berlin
6) Under the Yacht Club Flag
7) The First Heretic
8) Where There Aren't No Ten Commandments
9) Meeting Mr.Kurtz
10) The Wood That Weeps
11) A Secret Society of Murderers
Part II: A King At Bay
12) David and Goliath
13) Breaking into the Thieves' Kitchen
14) To Flood His Deeds with Day
15) A Reckoning
16) "Journalists Won't Give You Receipts"
17) No Man Is a Stranger
19) The Great Forgetting
Looking Back: A Personal Afterword
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