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The Heartless Stone

A Journey Through The World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire

by Tom Zoellner

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The Heartless Stone by Tom Zoellner
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    May 2006, 288 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2007, 304 pages

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Tom Zoellner has worked as a contributing editor for Men's Health magazine and as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the co-author of An Ordinary Man, the autobiography of Paul Rusesabagina, whose actions during the 1994 Rwandan genocide were portrayed in the movie Hotel Rwanda. Zoellner lives in New York City and is at work on a third book.

More about diamonds:
Global Witness is an NGO that works to expose the link between natural resource exploitation and human rights abuses. Their website provides substantial background reading and also a consumer guide about conflict diamonds.

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