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The Resource Death in the Congo : murdering Patrice Lumumba, Emmanuel Gerard, Bruce Kuklick

Death in the Congo : murdering Patrice Lumumba, Emmanuel Gerard, Bruce Kuklick

Label
Death in the Congo : murdering Patrice Lumumba
Title
Death in the Congo
Title remainder
murdering Patrice Lumumba
Statement of responsibility
Emmanuel Gerard, Bruce Kuklick
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Death in the Congo is a gripping account of a murder that became one of the defining events in postcolonial African history. It is no less the story of the untimely death of a national dream, a hope-filled vision very different from what the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of the Congo became in the second half of the twentieth century. When Belgium relinquished colonial control in June 1960, a charismatic thirty-five-year-old African nationalist, Patrice Lumumba, became prime minister of the new republic. Yet stability immediately broke down. A mutinous Congolese Army spread havoc, while Katanga Province in southeast Congo seceded altogether. Belgium dispatched its military to protect its citizens, and the United Nations soon intervened with its own peacekeeping troops. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, both the Soviet Union and the United States maneuvered to turn the crisis to their Cold War advantage. A coup in September, secretly aided by the UN, toppled Lumumba{u2019}s government. In January 1961, armed men drove Lumumba to a secluded corner of the Katanga bush, stood him up beside a hastily dug grave, and shot him. His rule as Africa{u2019}s first democratically elected leader had lasted ten weeks. More than fifty years later, the murky circumstances and tragic symbolism of Lumumba{u2019}s assassination still trouble many people around the world. Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick pursue events through a web of international politics, revealing a tangled history in which many people{u2014}black and white, well-meaning and ruthless, African, European, and American{u2014}bear responsibility for this crime.--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gerard, E.
Dewey number
967.5103/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT658.22.L85
LC item number
G47 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kuklick, Bruce
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lumumba, Patrice
  • Hammarskjöld, Dag
  • United Nations
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Belgium
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • United States
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Hammarskjöld, Dag
  • Lumumba, Patrice
  • United Nations
  • Civil War (Congo : 1960-1965)
  • Assassination
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Political science
  • Belgium
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • United States
Label
Death in the Congo : murdering Patrice Lumumba, Emmanuel Gerard, Bruce Kuklick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Congo of the Belgians -- Independence -- The empire strikes back -- The Cold War comes to Africa -- Dag Hammarskjöld and the UN -- The government falls -- Mobutu -- Africans against Lumumba -- The Central Intelligence Agency -- The return of the Belgians -- Lumumba imperiled -- Killing Lumumba -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Essay on sources
Control code
875999924
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780674725270
Lccn
2014015902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)875999924
Label
Death in the Congo : murdering Patrice Lumumba, Emmanuel Gerard, Bruce Kuklick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Congo of the Belgians -- Independence -- The empire strikes back -- The Cold War comes to Africa -- Dag Hammarskjöld and the UN -- The government falls -- Mobutu -- Africans against Lumumba -- The Central Intelligence Agency -- The return of the Belgians -- Lumumba imperiled -- Killing Lumumba -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Essay on sources
Control code
875999924
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 276 pages
Isbn
9780674725270
Lccn
2014015902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)875999924

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