David Kaplan (author)
David E. Kaplan (born 1955) is an investigative reporter and former director of the Center for Public Integrity's International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Before this post, he worked for the American newsweekly U.S. News & World Report.
David E. Kaplan commonly writes about terrorism, organized crime, and intelligence. He is co-author of the award-winning book Yakuza (University of California Press, 2003), widely considered[by whom?] the definitive work on Japanese organized crime.
Kaplan is also co-author of The Cult at the End of the World, on the Aum doomsday sect behind the 1995 nerve gassing of Tokyo's subway (Crown, 1996); and author of Fires of the Dragon, on the life and murder of Taiwanese-American journalist Henry Liu.
- Alec Dubro,Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld, Expanded Edition, University of California Press, January 1, 2003, ISBN 0-520-21562-1
- Cult at the End of the World: The Terrifying Story of the Aum Doomsday Cult, from the Subways of Tokyo to the Nuclear Arsenals of Russia, Crown Publishers, 1996, ISBN 0-517-70543-5
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