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

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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First discovered in 1930, 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 and spouses the world over. Blood Diamonds is the gripping 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. 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 are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global. Updated with a new epilogue
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VaAlASP
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Greg Campbell
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diamond industry and trade
  • Diamond industry and trade
  • Diamond miners
  • Sierra Leone
Label
Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones, Greg Campbell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;2557606
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 9, 2014)
Bibliography note
Includes glossary, bibliographical references, and index
Contents
Glossary -- Prologue : Impact : The price of diamonds -- 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 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ASP2557606/huri
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 336 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465029921
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465029921
  • (OCoLC)847070652
Label
Blood diamonds : tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones, Greg Campbell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?HURI;2557606
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Oct. 9, 2014)
Bibliography note
Includes glossary, bibliographical references, and index
Contents
Glossary -- Prologue : Impact : The price of diamonds -- 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 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ASP2557606/huri
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 336 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465029921
Other physical details
ill., maps
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465029921
  • (OCoLC)847070652

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