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Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters

The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa
March 2012
Trade Paperback · 416 Pages
$17.99 U.S. · $21.00 CAN · £11.99 U.K. · €12.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781610391078
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“The best account [of the conflict in the Congo] so far….The task facing anyone who tries to tell this whole story is formidable, but Stearns by and large rises to it.” —Adam Hochschild, New York Times Book Review

“[A] tour de force, though not for the squeamish.” —Washington Post

“This is a serious book about the social and political forces behind one of the most violent clashes of modern times—as well as a damn good read.” —Economist

“[P]erhaps the best account of the most recent conflict in the Congo.” —Foreign Policy

“A serious, admirably balanced account of the crisis and the political and social forces behind it… perhaps the most accessible, meticulously researched, and comprehensive overview of the Congo crisis yet.” —Financial Times

About the Author

Jason Stearns has been working on the conflict in the Congo for the past decade, most recently as the head of a special United Nations panel investigating Congolese rebel groups. He worked for the United Nations peacekeeping operation, and as a senior analyst for the International Crisis Group. He is currently completing a PhD at Yale University.