By Greg Campbell

ISBN-10: 0465029922

ISBN-13: 9780465029921

First stumbled on in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded some of the most savage insurgent campaigns in smooth historical past. those "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and bought to valid diamond retailers in London, Antwerp, and manhattan, frequently with the complicity of the foreign diamond undefined. ultimately, those very diamonds locate their means into the earrings and necklaces of brides and spouses internationally. Blood Diamonds is the gripping story of ways the diamond smuggling works, how the insurgent conflict has successfully destroyed Sierra Leone and its humans, and the way the rules of the diamond - institutionalized within the Eighteen Eighties through the De Beers cartel - have allowed it to ensue. Award-winning journalist Greg Campbell strains the lethal path of those diamonds, lots of that are dropped at the realm industry by way of fanatical enemies. those repercussions of diamond smuggling are felt a long way past the borders of the negative and war-ridden kingdom of Sierra Leone, and the results of overlooking this African tragedy are either shockingly lethal and certainly worldwide. up to date with a brand new epilogue.</Div>

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