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John Perkins was born on January 28, 1945 in Hanover, New Hampshire. He attended Brown University, and Boston University School of Management during the 1960s. His best-known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), an insider's account of the exploitation or neo-colonization of Third World countries by what Perkins describes as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government. His 2007 book, The Secret History of the American Empire, provides more evidence of the negative impact of global corporations on the economies and ecologies of poor countries, as well as offering suggestions for making corporations behave more like good citizens. Since the late 1980's he has been heavily involved with non-profit organizations in Ecuador and around the world. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins is the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, a startling expose of international corruption that spent over a year on The New York Times Bestseller Lists and has been published in more than thirty languages. A former economic hit man, he is Founder & President and Board Member of the Dream Change Coalition and the Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to creating a stable, sustainable, and peaceful world. He has lectured and taught at universities and learning centers on four continents including Columbia, Wharton, and Princeton, is a champion of environmental and social causes and is a regular lecturer for the Omega Center.
Title: The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth about Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World, $15.00 Softcover, ISBN 9780452289574, On Sale Date: May 01, 2008. The Secret History of the American Empire zeroes in on hot spots around the world such as Venezuela, Tibet, Iraq, Israel, Vietnam and others and exposes the network of events in each of these countries that have contributed to the creation of the American Empire and international corruption. Rainy Day Books will have John Perkins Books for Sale at this Author Event.
What:John Perkins will talk about his new book, his life, his work, answer audience questions and he will autograph copies of his new book purchased from Rainy Day Books.
Admission: Complimentary and Open to the General Public. Please Call the Kansas City Public Library at 816-701-3407 for Reservations. Rainy Day Books will have John Perkins Books for Sale at this Author Event.
The Secret History of the American Empire is a riveting exposé of international corruption and what we can do about it, from the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, in The Secret History of the American Empire, Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals, reporters, and activists, examines the current geopolitical crisis. (bookjones)… (més)