Blood On The Stone

Blood On The Stone

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by Ian Smillie
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0857289632

ISBN-13: 9780857289636

Pub. Date: 08/15/2010

Publisher: Wimbledon Publishing

Africa’s diamond wars took four million lives. ‘Blood on the Stone’ tells the story of how diamonds came to be so dangerous, describing the great diamond cartel and a dangerous pipeline leading from war-torn Africa to the glittering showrooms of Paris, London and New York. It describes the campaign that forced an industry and more than 50

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Africa’s diamond wars took four million lives. ‘Blood on the Stone’ tells the story of how diamonds came to be so dangerous, describing the great diamond cartel and a dangerous pipeline leading from war-torn Africa to the glittering showrooms of Paris, London and New York. It describes the campaign that forced an industry and more than 50 governments to create a global control mechanism, and it provides a sobering prognosis on its future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857289636
Publisher:
Wimbledon Publishing
Publication date:
08/15/2010
Edition description:
First
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Glossary; Preface; Prologue; 1. Of Judgement and Cunning Work: Dirty Diamonds; 2. The River of Big Returns: Geology and History; 3. De Beers: The Delicate Equipoise; 4. Strange Plumbing: The Diamond Pipeline; 5. Angola: Another Distracting Sideshow; 6. Liberia and the Love of Liberty; 7. Sierra Leone: Diamonds in the RUF; 8. President Mobutu’s Ghost; 9. Enter al Qaeda; 10. Boiling Frogs: Companies in Hot Water; 11. Ice Storm: The NGO Campaign; 12. Kimberley: A Hope In Hell; 13. Endgames; Epilogue; Bibliography

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Blood on the Stone 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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*waits for Cato*
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