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Kleptopia: how dirty money is conquering the world

A must-read ... magisterial

The Washington Post [READ REVIEW]

When you pick this book up, you won’t be able to put it down

Misha Glenny, author of McMafia [READ REVIEW]

A powerful, appalling, and stunningly reported exposé.

Jane Mayer, Author of Dark Money [READ REVIEW]

Read Kleptopia now. There is no time to lose.

Roberto Saviano, author of Gomorrah [READ REVIEW]

Read it and act.

Jon Snow, Channel 4 news [READ REVIEW]

terrifying

George Monbiot [READ REVIEW]

Incendiary

Edward Lucas, The Times [READ REVIEW]

Burgis depicts an unsavory coalition of corrupt strongmen, artful criminals, and rapacious élites who, abetted by a network of accountants, lawyers, and other professional facilitators, have managed to pillage money on a grand scale and hide it abroad

Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker [READ REVIEW]
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The looting machine: warlords, tycoons, smugglers and systematic theft of Africa's wealth

A shocking investigative journey into the way the resource trade wreaks havoc on Africa, The Looting Machine explores the dark underbelly of the global economy.

‘A brave, defiant book’ New York Times

Winner of a US Overseas Press Club award

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Journalism

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Spies, Lies and the Oligarch

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16/11/20

Salon London

A special evening at this Salon London virtual event, featuring a discussion of Kleptopia, appearances from people in the book, and a book signing

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19/11/20

P&P Live! Tom Burgis — Kleptopia

A virtual evening talking Kleptopia at Washington's legendary bookshop

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08/12/20

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

Tom talks about Kleptopia at the UK's military think tank

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