Reading books on historical events is not something that I am normally drawn to. That being said, the subject of this book sounded interesting, and thought I would try it. This book covers the raiding of the Congo in the 1800s. All this was done for both glory and profit by white men, led by King Leopold of Belgium. Hochschild does a good job in this book of telling the history in the form of a story, rather than just a list of dry facts.