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The Killing Game

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Gary Webb had an inborn journalistic tendency to track down corruption and expose it. For over thirty-four years, he wrote stories about corruption from county, state, and federal levels. He had an almost magnetic effect to these kinds of stories, and it was almost as if the stories found him. It was his gift, and, ultimately, it was his downfall.
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Published January 4th 2011 by Seven Stories Press (first published April 3rd 2001)
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Jan 14, 2013 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Something about this book urged me to check it out of the library and begin reading. Fascinating reading. Will add more to the review at a later date.
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Nov 17, 2014 Iain rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"The writings of an intrepid investigative reporter", that was Gary Webb. Twenty days ago I discovered this journalist through the Dark Alliance expose linking the CIA, Nicaraguan Contras, and LA street gangs in a series of articles published back in August 1996. It was a rabbit hole of sorts that I have just emerged from after reading Webb's two books and another book about him I feel I know what he was about, real unflinching journalism. The stories in The Killing Game are an eclectic collecti ...more
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Gary Stephen Webb was an investigative reporter, focusing on government and private sector corruption and winning more than 30 journalism awards. He was one of six reporters at the San Jose Mercury News to win a 1990 Pulitzer Prize for General News Reporting
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