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Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones

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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. This book 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. The ...

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Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
2012, Basic Books

ISBN-13: 9780465029914

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Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones
2004, Basic Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780813342207

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