Blood Diamonds: [tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones]

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The smuggling of diamonds from Sierra Leone has become one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. This gripping true story traces the deadly trail of these diamonds and the repercussions felt far beyond the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone.
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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, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into the rings and necklaces of brides the world over.

Blood Diamonds is the gripping story of how a rebel war funded by diamond smuggling has effectively destroyed Sierra Leone and its people, and how the policies of the diamond industry have allowed it to happen. Award-winning journalist Greg Campbell traces the deadly trail of these diamonds and the repercussions felt far beyond the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone.

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subject_facet Conflict diamonds, Diamond industry and trade -- Corrupt practices, Diamond industry and trade -- Social aspects -- Sierra Leone, Diamond miners -- Crimes against -- Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002
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title_full Blood Diamonds Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones, Blood diamonds [electronic resource] : [tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones] / Greg Campbell
title_short Blood Diamonds
title_sub [tracing the deadly path of the world's most precious stones]
topic_facet Current Events, Nonfiction