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Book review: Charles Taylor and Liberia: ambition and atrocity in Africa’s lone star state

O'Leary, Tara (2012) Book review: Charles Taylor and Liberia: ambition and atrocity in Africa’s lone star state. LSE Review of Books (24 Nov 2012). Website.

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Abstract

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 neighbouring region into turmoil for over a decade, finally facing judgement in The Hague for his role in the Sierra Leone conflict. In this remarkable and eye-opening book, Colin Waugh draws on a variety of sources, testimonies and original interviews to recount the story of what really happened during these turbulent years. There can be no easy conclusions, writes Tara O’Leary.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 13:33
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 00:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/50613

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