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The Resource Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones, Greg Campbell

Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones, Greg Campbell

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Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones
Title
Blood diamonds
Title remainder
tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones
Statement of responsibility
Greg Campbell
Title variation
Blood diamonds
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tracing the deadly path of the worlds most precious stones
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Blood Diamonds is the tale of how the diamond smuggling works, how the rebel war has effectively destroyed Sierra Leone and its people, and how the policies of the diamond industry - institutionalized in the 1880s by the De Beers cartel - have allowed it to happen. Award-winning journalist Greg Campbell traces the deadly trail of these diamonds, many of which are brought to the world market by fanatical enemies, including the Al Qaeda network. These repercussions of diamond smuggling are felt far beyond the borders of the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone, and the consequences of overlooking this African tragedy, as the world has seen, are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global
Summary
An expose of international diamond smuggling operations considers the rebel campaigns linked to the Sierra Leone diamond mines and how the area and its people have been destroyed by the industry's policies
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Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2003.
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155515
Cataloging source
SALS
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1970-
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Campbell, Greg
Dewey number
966.404
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Diamond industry and trade
  • Diamond miners
  • Diamond industry and trade
  • Sierra Leone
Target audience
adult
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tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones
Label
Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones, Greg Campbell
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Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Contents note: Impact: The Price of Diamonds -- Medecins Sans Frontieres Camp for Amputees and War Wounded, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Summer 2001 -- 1.From Pits of Despair to Altars of Love -- Kenema, Sierra Leone -- 2.Diamond Junction: A Smuggler's Paradise -- Freetown, Sierra Leone -- 3.The Gun Runners: From Tongo to Tiffany's -- Monrovia, Liberia -- 4.Death by Diamonds: Operation No Living Thing -- Freetown, Sierra Leone -- 5.The Syndicate: A Diamond Is Forever -- London -- 6.Waging Peace: Taking the Conflict out of "Conflict Diamonds" -- Makeni, Sierra Leone -- 7.The Way Station: Next Stop, Liberia -- Kailahun, Sierra Leone -- 8."The Base": Osama's War Chest -- West Africa, Afghanistan, New York -- 9.The Rough Road Ahead: Mining for Peace -- Freetown, Sierra Leone -- 10.Truth and Reconciliation: Recovering from the Diamond War -- Sierra Leone, Belgium -- Coda -- Koidu, Sierra Leone
Control code
000049002644
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Rev. & expanded ed.
Extent
xxv, 303 p.
Isbn
9780465029914
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)796857368
Label
Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones, Greg Campbell
Publication
Note
Previous ed.: 2002
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Contents note: Impact: The Price of Diamonds -- Medecins Sans Frontieres Camp for Amputees and War Wounded, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Summer 2001 -- 1.From Pits of Despair to Altars of Love -- Kenema, Sierra Leone -- 2.Diamond Junction: A Smuggler's Paradise -- Freetown, Sierra Leone -- 3.The Gun Runners: From Tongo to Tiffany's -- Monrovia, Liberia -- 4.Death by Diamonds: Operation No Living Thing -- Freetown, Sierra Leone -- 5.The Syndicate: A Diamond Is Forever -- London -- 6.Waging Peace: Taking the Conflict out of "Conflict Diamonds" -- Makeni, Sierra Leone -- 7.The Way Station: Next Stop, Liberia -- Kailahun, Sierra Leone -- 8."The Base": Osama's War Chest -- West Africa, Afghanistan, New York -- 9.The Rough Road Ahead: Mining for Peace -- Freetown, Sierra Leone -- 10.Truth and Reconciliation: Recovering from the Diamond War -- Sierra Leone, Belgium -- Coda -- Koidu, Sierra Leone
Control code
000049002644
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Rev. & expanded ed.
Extent
xxv, 303 p.
Isbn
9780465029914
Other physical details
1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)796857368

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