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Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell
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Jun 21, 10

Read from June 14 to 19, 2010

Having just finished "A Long Way Gone" I found this book very intriguing. I'd seen the movie by the same name years ago but never knew there was a full non-fiction work addressing these issues.

If this material were covered by any less of a writer it could have had the potential of being extremely dry. However, Campbell does an excellent job of sharing edge-of-your-seat stories about the horrific things done by the R.U.F. (Revolutionary United Front), engaging you with startling statistics, and taking you on a journey in which you simply crave more information.

It is despicable that people's greed would drive them to abuse and kill people in the manner this book documents, yet I also find that closing a blind eye to these tragedies don't make them go away. The civil war of Sierra Leone is a sad part of world history. However, I am grateful that I was able to learn more about it since we're "doomed to repeat" our history if we don't take the time to learn from it.
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