At fifteen, Chuck Taylor was an average American teenager, growing up in the suburbs of Orlando. Then he got a phone call from his father, a man who would become the infamous president-dictator of Liberia and would late be convicted of crimes against humanity.
Reunited with his father in West Africa, 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 spiralled into a binge of drugs, violence and women, committing crimes that stunned even his father.
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.
Author: Johnny Dwyer