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If you're a true crime junkie, this is the group for you! We'll be reading a new book each month and meeting up in new spots around town to discuss, share experiences, and drink!
Books will always be true crime focused, and we may throw some podcasts in, too! So, if you're interested but your family is sick of talking about murder, join up!

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King Leopold's Ghost: Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

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This month we will be reading Adam Hochschild's King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terrorism, and Heroism in Colonial Africa. This books explores the horrific crimes of colonialism in the Congo and its aftermath.

From the book's description: "In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million—all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian.

Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains."

This book is available on BookShop.org:

https://bit.ly/3KeF4Q1

This book is also available on Amazon:

https://amzn.to/36KOTHN

and at the Baltimore Public Library.

If you are buying this book, please consider buying through BookShop as this supports local book shops instead of Amazon.

If you want to do a little more research, check out these podcasts:

The History of the Congo: https://bit.ly/3Kef3QI

Our Fake History: https://bit.ly/37DbtCH

We're heading back to Wicked Sisters!

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Don't worry about bringing your book!

If you have any questions, please feel free to DM me.

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The Case of the Murderous Dr. Cream

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