Blood Diamonds book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. First discovered in , the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded. Blood Diamonds, Revised Edition: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones (): Greg Campbell: Books. Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones Paperback – February 5, First discovered in , the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West.

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Journalist Greg Campbell leads the reader down the international diamond trail Blood Diamonds and millions of other books are available for instant access. "Blood Diamonds by Greg Campbell is first-rate journalistic sleuthing, tracing the violence-soaked webs that link the legitimate diamond trade, shady dealers. Greg Campbell (born July 7, ) is an American journalist, documentary filmmaker and Blood Diamonds won the Colorado Non-Fiction Book of the year award in The book also served as the basis for the film Blood Diamond.

He began his journalism career in as a freelance writer at the Boulder Weekly , becoming a full time reporter and eventually the editor in chief.

As a reporter, Campbell covered the reunification of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War. In Campbell worked at the Longmont Times-Call as a business editor and special projects reporter. He left the paper in Campbell co-founded the Fort Collins Weekly in , a free weekly local newspaper that was distributed in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Campbell left in to continue his career as a freelance writer. Campbell traveled on assignment in for the Boulder Weekly to the Balkans to cover the reunification of Sarajevo.

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His work led to his first book, The Road to Kosovo: In , Campbell traveled to Sierra Leone to conduct research for his next book about blood diamonds. Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones, was published by Basic in and then released an updated version in Campbell along with Scott Selby wrote Flawless: The book was published by Union Square Press in Flawless was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award in In , Sterling released Pot, Inc.: The book is a mix of a first-person journey into the world of medical marijuana and a discussion and analysis of marijuana cultivation, ethics, politics, and legality in the United States.

Campbell directed, co-wrote and produced a feature-length documentary about the life and legacy of his friend, late Getty Images photojournalist Chris Hondros , who was killed on April 20, , while covering the conflict in Libya. Campbell met Hondros in high school.

Campbell learned that Hondros had returned to Liberia to help Duo earn his high school and college education. The film was released in theaters on March 2, , and online on March 6, About Me okumephuna My philosophy is summarised in making love not war, preaching peace not hatred and bearing no malice towards none irrespective of their religion, creed, belief, ethnicity, colour, language or sexual orientation View my complete profile.

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Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones

Tuesday, 20 October Blood Diamonds. Africans leaders with due respect to only handful of them are corrupt shameless lunatics and could be extremely schizophrenic, insane, out of their mind and completely mad when it comes to leadership tussle and the looting of the natural resources that should have been used for the development and advancement of their nation and uplifting of their own people.

Africa is over blessed with abundant human and natural resources but these resources have turned out to be a curse on the continent.

The war in Sierra Leone summarises how natural resources could be a curse on a continent or a nation. The Sierra Leonean diamond funded the most notorious, brutal, animalistic and cynical rebel groups ever to have been known in the history of mankind and warfare.Anyway, despite the flaws this is still a very good book about the diamond industry, and how it has, and is, driving conflict in Africa.

No I have not seen the movie.

If nothing else, let us not be ignorant. As it uses it as a way to show how life, or the trade is run in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries of the world.

Aug 13, Ellen R-S rated it liked it Shelves: The books leaves us hanging as to what choices Ben and Danielle will make regarding each other and where to live. It is all politics while people die.

DAYS AFTER the American govt didn't do the right thing because there are some tenuous ties to al Quieda money laundering and the diamond trade in this country that ending Sierra Leone's 80 years of barbarism that no one in the world closer to them gave a shit about the day after should have been the top priority of the American people.

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