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Charles Taylor and Liberia: Ambition and Atrocity in Africa's Lone Star State

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Campaigner, insurgent, arms dealer, warlord, commodity trafficker, elected president, international fugitive, and finally prisoner, Charles Taylor sought to lead his native Liberia to change but instead destroyed it in a frenzy of violence, greed, and uncontrolled personal ambition. In the process, he threw much of Liberia's neighboring region into turmoil for over a decad ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Zed Books
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Ted
Packed information but not interesting reading. I'm hoping another author will come along and tell this story in a more exciting form.
LDB
The beginning started off a bit slow and simplistic, for me, in terms of the overview of the conflict in Liberia. But, once the book got going, I really enjoyed it. I feel like I got a much greater sense of the role Taylor played in the conflicts.
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