Congo's wealth of mineral deposits -- copper, diamonds, gold -- has attracted foreigners to the country throughout history. Imperialist settlers flooded the country, attracted by its natural resources. With colonial rule ending in 1960, Congo began its independent struggle to form a working government and endeavor toward becoming a modern nation.
"The book details the country's climate, geography, agriculture, industry, daily life in both rural and urban areas, and arts and culture. The book features maps, black-and-white photographs, and special boxes...The book's final pages offer a set of facts-at-a-glance, a detailed chronology, an annotated bibliography including works for both children and adults, an annotated list of works consulted (including web sites), and an index."
-- Multi-Cultural Review (March 2001)
Price: US $32.10