|Format||Release Date||List Price||Your Price||ISBN|
|2 MP3 CDs||July 19, 2016||$29.99||$19.99||9781520020150||Add to Cart|
|9 Audio CDs||July 19, 2016||$59.99||$47.99||9781520020143||Add to Cart|
In his first book, The Looting Machine, Tom Burgis exposes the truth about the African development miracle: for the resource states, it's a mirage. The oil, copper, diamonds, gold and coltan deposits attract a global network of traders, bankers, corporate extractors and investors who combine with venal political cabals to loot the states' value. And the vagaries of resource-dependent economies could pitch Africa’s new middle class back into destitution just as quickly as they climbed out of it. The ground beneath their feet is as precarious as a Congolese mine shaft; their prosperity could spill away like crude from a busted pipeline.
"...a brave and defiant book." - New York Times Sunday Book Review
“[an] impressive study…It is to Mr. Burgis’s tremendous credit that he writes with such tenacity.” - Wall Street Journal
"A brave, excoriating exposé of the systematic ruination of resource-rich countries of Africa, leaving penury and strife for its millions of inhabitants...An earnest, eye-opening, important account for Western readers." - Kirkus (Starred Review)