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Blood diamonds: [tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones]

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The true story of the events that inspired the feature film Blood Diamond


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 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. The repercussions of diamond smuggling are felt far beyond the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone, and the consequences of overlooking this African tragedy are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global.

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The true story of the events that inspired the feature film Blood Diamond

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 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. The repercussions of diamond smuggling are felt far beyond the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone, and the consequences of overlooking this African tragedy are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global.

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subject_facet Audiobooks, Conflict diamonds, Diamond industry and trade -- Corrupt practices, Diamond industry and trade -- Social aspects -- Sierra Leone, Diamond miners -- Crimes against -- Sierra Leone, History / Africa / General, Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-, Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002
table_of_contents Death by diamonds : Operation no living thing : Freetown, Sierra Leone --, Diamond junction : a smuggler's paradise : Freetown, Sierra Leone --, From pits of despair to altars of love : Kenema, Sierra Leone --, Waging peace : taking the conflict out of "conflict diamonds" : Makeni, Sierra Leone --, base" : Osama's war chest : West Africa, Afghanistan, New York --, gun runners : from Tongo to Tiffany's : Monrovia, Liberia --, rough road ahead : mining for peace : Freetown, Sierra Leone., syndicate : a diamond is forever : London --, way station : next stop, Liberia : Kailahun, Sierra Leone --
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title Blood diamonds : [tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones]
title_display Blood diamonds :
title_full Blood Diamonds Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones, Blood diamonds : [tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones] [electronic resource] / Greg Campbell, Blood diamonds [sound recording] : [tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones] / Greg Campbell
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topic Conflict diamonds, Current Events, Diamond industry and trade Corrupt practices, Diamond industry and trade Social aspects Sierra Leone, Diamond miners Crimes against Sierra Leone, History / Africa / General, Nonfiction, Sierra Leone History Civil War, 1991-, Sierra Leone History Civil War, 1991-2002
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