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American warlord: a true story

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The incredible true story of Chucky Taylor, the only American ever convicted of torture. Chucky Taylor was an average American teenager, until he got a call from his father, a man who would become the infamous dictator of Liberia. Arriving in West Africa and reunited with his father, Chucky soon found himself leading a murderous militia group tasked with carrying out the president's vendettas. Young and drunk on power, and with no real training beyond watching action films, Chucky spiraled into a binge of drugs, violence, and women, committing crimes that stunned even his father. A work of astonishing journalism, American Warlord is the true story of those dark years in Liberia, cutting right to the bone of humanity's terrifying and unknowable capacity for cruelty to show just how easily a soul can be lost amid the chaos of war.

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Chucky Taylor was an average American teenager, until he got a call from his father, a man who would become the infamous dictator of Liberia. Arriving in West Africa and reunited with his father, Chucky soon found himself leading a murderous militia group tasked with carrying out the president's vendettas. Young and drunk on power, and with no real training beyond watching action films, Chucky spiraled into a binge of drugs, violence, and women, committing crimes that stunned even his father. A work of astonishing journalism, American Warlord is the true story of those dark years in Liberia, cutting right to the bone of humanity's terrifying and unknowable capacity for cruelty to show just how easily a soul can be lost amid the chaos of war.

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subject_facetLiberia -- History -- Civil War, 1989-1996 -- Atrocities
Liberia -- History -- Civil War, 1999-2003 -- Atrocities
Liberia -- Politics and government -- 1980-
Political violence -- Liberia
Soldiers -- Liberia
Taylor, Charles Ghankay
Taylor, Chucky, -- 1977-
title_displayAmerican warlord : a true story
title_fullAmerican Warlord A True Story
American warlord : a true story / Johnny Dwyer
title_shortAmerican warlord
title_suba true story
topic_facetAtrocities
Biography & Autobiography
History
Nonfiction
Political violence
Politics and government
Sociology
Soldiers
Taylor, Charles Ghankay
Taylor, Chucky