Books: Congo King

LEOPOLD THE UNLOVED—Ludwig Bauer —Little, Brown ($3.50).

To readers now over 50, the name of Leopold II of Belgium on the cover of a book will connote one thing—the Congo atrocities. They will remember appalling stories of hacked-off hands, of burned women, of forced labor. They will recall, perhaps dimly across the abyss of the World War, that the Belgian king who preceded Albert made millions out of "red rubber" and they may recollect that of a population of some 20,000,000 blacks living along the Congo when Henry M. Stanley first traced...

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