Kleptopia by Tom Burgis audiobook

Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World

By Tom Burgis
Read by Tom Burgis

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780008308346

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094170305

  • ISBN: 9781094170299

  • ISBN: 9781094170312

Runtime: 10.97 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

“A must-read for anyone wanting to better understand what has already happened here in America and what lies ahead if Trump is reelected in November…. A magisterial account of the money and violence behind the world’s most powerful dictatorships.” –Washington Post

In this shocking, meticulously reported work of narrative nonfiction, an award-winning investigative journalist exposes “capitalism’s monster”—global kleptocracy—and reveals how it is corrupting the world around us.

They are everywhere, the thieves and their people. Masters of secrecy. Until now we have detected their presence only by what they leave behind. A body in a burned-out Audi. Workers riddled with bullets in the Kazakh Desert. A rigged election in Zimbabwe. A British banker silenced and humiliated for trying to expose the truth about the City of London.

They have amassed more money than most countries. But what they are really stealing is power.

In this real-life thriller packed with jaw-dropping revelations, award-winning investigative journalist Tom Burgis weaves together four stories that reveal a terrifying global web of corruption: the troublemaker from Basingstoke who stumbles on the secrets of a Swiss bank, the ex-Soviet billionaire constructing a private empire, the righteous Canadian lawyer with a mysterious client, and the Brooklyn crook protected by the CIA.

Glimpses of this shadowy world have emerged over the years. In Kleptopia, Burgis connects the dots. He follows the dirty money that is flooding the global economy, emboldening dictators, and poisoning democracies. From the Kremlin to Beijing, Harare to Riyadh, Paris to the White House, the trail shows something even more sinister: the thieves are uniting. And the human cost will be great.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A powerful, appalling, and stunningly-reported expose.” Jane Mayer, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Tom Burgis

Author Bio: Tom Burgis

Tom Burgis has been tenacious and intrepid in confronting the powerful vested interests—corporate, military, financial and political—that have fed to excess off Africa’s riches. He has been reporting for the Financial Times for the last eight years, writing a series of prizewinning investigative reports from Johannesburg and Lagos. He was the winner of the FT’s second annual Jones-Mauthner Memorial Prize for his superb reporting and on corruption, and the Jerwood Award for a nonfiction book in progress for The Looting Machine.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 10.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English