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Charles Taylor and Liberia : ambition and atrocity in Africa's Lone Star State

Author: Colin M Waugh
Publisher: London, England ; New York, NY : Zed Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 decade, finally facing judgment in The Hague for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Charles Ghankay Taylor; Charles Ghankay Taylor
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin M Waugh
ISBN: 9781848138476 1848138474 9781848138483 1848138482
OCLC Number: 721884116
Description: x, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Foundations of a settlement --
Spirit of Liberia --
Confronting the old order --
Sergeant-in-charge: Samuel Doe's presidency --
Doe's decline, Taylor's travels --
Charles Taylor's war --
Pantomime of peace --
Greater Liberia: prospering and assimilating --
Sierra Leone: Liberia's sister revolution --
Election victory and the Taylor presidency --
Government embattled --
Relations with the United States --
Liberian legacy --
Justice a la carte.
Responsibility: Colin M. Waugh.
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This book looks at the efforts of the West and the international community to bring to justice one of those whom it deems to be most to blame for the turmoil.  Read more...

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'Bold in its design as it is discerning/piercing in its content, this study dissects Charles Taylor ruthless and bloody quest for power and wealth. More than a mere account of the enigmatic Taylor, Read more...

 
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