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Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell

Blood Diamonds

Tracing the Deadly Path of the Worlds Most Precious Stones

by Greg Campbell


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This is the true story of the events that inspired the feature film Blood Diamonds.

The diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These “blood diamonds” are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into the rings and necklaces of brides the world over.

Blood Diamonds is the gripping story of how 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, and the repercussions felt far beyond the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone. The consequences of overlooking this African tragedy are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global.


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  • Published: December 2006
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: B021703
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