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"Congo"

♥ Book Title : Congo
♣ Name Author : Michael Crichton
∞ Launching : 2012-05-14
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780307816504
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0307816508
⊕ Number Pages : Total 336 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a gripping thriller about the shocking demise of eight American geologists in the darkest region of the Congo. Deep in the African rain forest, near the ruins of the Lost City of Zinj, a field expedition is brutally killed. At the Houston-based Earth Resources Technology Services, Inc., a horrified supervisor watches a gruesome video transmission of that ill-fated group and sees a haunting, grainy, man-like blur moving amongst the bodies. In San Francisco, an extraordinary gorilla named Amy, who has a 620-sign vocabulary, may hold the secret to that fierce carnage. Immediately, a new expedition is sent to the Congo with Amy in tow, descending into a secret, forbidden world where the only escape may be through the grisliest death."Article| Michael Crichton| Statement ..."

"Back to the Congo"

♥ Book Title : Back to the Congo
♣ Name Author : Lieve Joris
∞ Launching : 1992-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105000267141
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 231 sheet
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"Congo"

♥ Book Title : Congo
♣ Name Author : Sean Rorison
∞ Launching : 2008
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1841622338
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781841622330
⊕ Number Pages : Total 328 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The first full guidebook on both Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the People's Republic of Congo (PRC) in well over a decade, the Bradt guide provides full coverage of the major cities and national parks of the two countries.The Congos encompass Africa's largest area of intact rainforest. Two eastern national parks, both World Heritage Sites, protect not only the mountain gorilla but the critically endangered eastern lowland gorilla as well. One of the last bastions in Africa for the seriously adventurous traveller, the Congos are open to serious travellers. The Bradt guide tells you how to travel both adventurously and safely."Article| Sean Rorison| Statement ..."

"The History of Congo"

♥ Book Title : The History of Congo
♣ Name Author : Ch. Didier Gondola
∞ Launching : 2002
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0313316961
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780313316968
⊕ Number Pages : Total 215 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Gondola offers concise account of one of Africa's most mineral-rich and strife-torn countries."Article| Ch. Didier Gondola| Statement ..."

"The Congo"

♥ Book Title : The Congo
♣ Name Author : Bruce Fish
∞ Launching : 2001-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780791061985
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0791061981
⊕ Number Pages : Total 144 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Describes the past, development, settlement, and present culture of the African Congo, and profiles the adventurers who ventured into the unexplored land."Article| Bruce Fish| Statement ..."

"The Congo"

♥ Book Title : The Congo
♣ Name Author : Leo Zeilig
∞ Launching : 2013-04-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781848136311
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1848136315
⊕ Number Pages : Total 256 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Since well before Henry Morgan Stanley's fabled encounter with David Livingstone on the shore on Lake Tanganyika in the late 19th century and his subsequent collaboration with King Leopold of Belgium in looting the country of its mineral wealth, the Congo's history has been one of collaboration by a minority with, and struggle by the majority against, Western intervention. Before the colonial period, there were military struggles against annexation. During Belgian rule, charismatic religious figures emerged, promising an end to white domination; copper miners struck for higher wages; and rural workers struggled for survival. During the second half of the 20th century, the Congo's efforts at disentanglement from Belgian rule, the murder of the nationalist leader Patrice Lumumba and the long dictatorship of General Mobutu culminated in one of the bloodiest wars the world has ever seen. At the start of a new millennium, this book argues that the West has plundered Africa to its own advantage and that unrestrained global capitalism threatens to remake the entire world, bringing violence and destruction in the name of profit. In this radical history, the authors show not only how the Congo represents and symbolises the continent's long history of subordination, but also how the determined struggle of its people has continued, against the odds, to provide the Congo and the rest of Africa with real hope for the future."Article| Leo Zeilig| Statement ..."

"Congo"

♥ Book Title : Congo
♣ Name Author : David Van Reybrouck
∞ Launching : 2015-02-17
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0062200127
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780062200129
⊕ Number Pages : Total 656 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| David Van Reybrouck| Statement ..."

"Reinventing Order in the Congo"

♥ Book Title : Reinventing Order in the Congo
♣ Name Author : Theodore Trefon
∞ Launching : 2013-04-04
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781848137677
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1848137672
⊕ Number Pages : Total 234 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Kinshasa is sub-Saharan Africa‘s second largest city. The seven million Congolese who live there have a rich reputation for the courageous and innovative ways in which they survive in a harsh urban environment. They have created new social institutions, practices, networks and ways of living to deal with the collapse of public provision and a malfunctioning political system. This book describes how ordinary people, in the absence of formal sector jobs, hustle for a modest living; the famous ‘bargaining‘ system ordinary Kinois have developed; and how they access food, water supplies, health and education. The NGO-ization of service provision is analysed, as is the quite rare incidence of urban riots. The contributors also look at popular discourses, including street rumor, witchcraft, and attitudes to ‘big men‘ such as musicians and preachers. This is urban sociology at its best - richly empirical, unjargonized, descriptive of the lives of ordinary people, and weaving into its analysis how they see and experience life."Article| Theodore Trefon| Statement ..."

"Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo"

♥ Book Title : Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
♣ Name Author : Emizet Francois Kisangani
∞ Launching : 2009-10-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0810863251
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780810863255
⊕ Number Pages : Total 716 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The third edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo looks back at the nearly 48 years of independence, over a century of colonial rule, and even earlier kingdoms and groups that shared the territory. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on civil wars, mutinies, notable people, places, events, and cultural practices."Article| Emizet Francois Kisangani| Statement ..."

"Democratic Republic of the Congo"

♥ Book Title : Democratic Republic of the Congo
♣ Name Author : Joseph R. Oppong
∞ Launching : 2007
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781438104980
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1438104987
⊕ Number Pages : Total 105 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Introduces the readers to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country valiantly struggling to recover from historical abuse and ongoing war, a geographic paradise in the midst of political turmoil kept alive by the presence of the United Nations and 17,000 peacekeeping troops."Article| Joseph R. Oppong| Statement ..."

"The Congo from Leopold to Kabila"

♥ Book Title : The Congo from Leopold to Kabila
♣ Name Author : Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
∞ Launching : 2013-07-18
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781780329406
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1780329407
⊕ Number Pages : Total 320 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The people of the Congo have suffered from a particularly brutal colonial rule, American interference after independence, decades of robbery at the hands of the dictator Mobutu and periodic warfare which continues even now in the East of the country. But, as this insightful political history makes clear, the Congolese people have not taken these multiple oppressions lying down and have fought over many years to establish democratic institutions at home and free themselves from foreign exploitation; indeed these are two aspects of a single project. Professor Nzongola-Ntalaja is one of his country's leading intellectuals and his panoramic understanding of the personalities and events, as well as class, ethnic and other factors, make his book a lucid, radical and utterly unromanticized account of his countrymen's struggle. His people's defeat and the state's post-colonial crisis are seen as resulting from a post-independence collapse of the anti-colonial alliance between the masses and the national leadership . This book is essential reading for understanding what is happening in the Congo and the Great Lakes region under the rule of the late President Kabila, and now his son. It will also stand as a milestone in how to write the modern political history of Africa."Article| Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja| Statement ..."

"The Democratic Republic of Congo"

♥ Book Title : The Democratic Republic of Congo
♣ Name Author : Michael Deibert
∞ Launching : 2013-09-12
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781780323480
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1780323484
⊕ Number Pages : Total 280 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Over the past two decades, the Democratic Republic of Congo has been at the centre of the deadliest series of conflicts since the Second World War, and now hosts the largest United Nations peacekeeping mission in the world. In this compelling book, acclaimed journalist Michael Deibert paints a picture of a nation in flux, inching towards peace but at the same time solidifying into another era of authoritarian rule under its enigmatic president, Joseph Kabila. Featuring a wealth of first-hand interviews and secondary sources, the narrative travels from war-torn villages in the country's east to the chaotic, pulsing capital of Kinshasa in order to bring us the voices of the Congolese - from impoverished gold prospectors and market women to government officials - as it explores the complicated political, ethnic and economic geography of this tattered land. A must-read for anyone interested in contemporary Africa, The Democratic Republic of Congo: Between, Hope and Despair sheds new light on this sprawling and often misunderstood country that has become iconic both for its great potential and dashed hopes."Article| Michael Deibert| Statement ..."