Tom Burgis won a fellowship at the Financial Times in 2006, and has worked on the paper ever since. He has reported from London, Brussels, South America and Africa, writing on the privation and conflict that accompanies the resource trade.His work has appeared in the Telegraph, the Independent, the Observer, the New Statesman, the Big Issue and Open Democracy, and in 2010 he was shortlisted for 'Young Journalist of the Year' at the British Press Awards.
'A ghastly and very important story'
'A meticulously reported piece of investigative journalism
written in the style of a fast-paced thriller ... Gripping ...
Kleptopia is not a far away republic in central Asia; it is all
'I don't do book reviews. But I am reading Kleptopia
very slowly as I have to keep picking my jaw up off the floor ...
'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 ...
'The architects of our national security would do well to bring
to their meetings a well-thumbed copy ... It unpicks the filthy
flipside of globalisation ... Incendiary'
Edward Lucas, The Times
'Does the job brilliantly ... with a hero straight out of a John
le Carre novel ... Wonderfully if grimly entertaining'
'His landmark book he lays bare what we need to know, and act
upon ... Burgis provides us with the terrifying evidence. Read it
'Read Kleptopia now. There is no time to lose ... Tom Burgis
demonstrates that money does indeed stink - and shows how to follow
'A powerful, appalling, and stunningly reported expose ... It
reads like fiction, but unfortunately is all too true: Burgis names
names, and follows the money, right into the Trump White House ...
Shows how dark money has grown from a national problem into an
'Reveals exactly why in the last thirty years organised crime
and financial capitalism have fused to create a force of such power
that no government or leader is free from the pressure it is able
to apply ... When you pick this book up, you won't be able to put