|About the Book|
Business. Violence. Concerns about profits. Questions of conscience. This is the untold story of the dealings between a U.S. tire giant and Liberia’s Charles Taylor, the man who would become the first head of state convicted of crimes againstMoreBusiness. Violence. Concerns about profits. Questions of conscience. This is the untold story of the dealings between a U.S. tire giant and Liberia’s Charles Taylor, the man who would become the first head of state convicted of crimes against humanity since the Nazi era.T. Christian Miller is a senior reporter at ProPublica. He joined ProPublica in 2008. He spent the previous 11 years reporting for the Los Angeles Times. His work included coverage of the 2000 presidential campaign and three years as a bureau chief for the Times, responsible for 10 countries in South and Central America. Earlier in his career he worked for the San Francisco Chronicle and the St. Petersburg Times. He has received the George Polk Award for Radio Reporting, the Dart Award for Coverage of Trauma, the Selden Ring Award for Investigative Reporting, the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for online reporting, two Overseas Press Club awards, a Livingston Award for Young Journalists, the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Reporting and a certificate of recognition from the Daniel Pearl awards for outstanding international investigative reporting. In addition, Miller was given a yearlong Knight Fellowship in 2011 to study at Stanford University. Miller is the author of Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives, and Corporate Greed in Iraq.Jonathan Jones has been a reporter for 14 years, focusing mostly on human rights issues in post-conflict countries. He has reported from more than a dozen countries and worked on multiple documentaries for PBS Frontline. In 2012 - 2013, he worked with A.C. Thompson of ProPublica on an in-depth investigation into the assisted living industry.