Larry Kahaner (from Wikipedia)
His books include:
- Competitive Intelligence (Simon & Schuster), ISBN 978-0684844046
- AK-47: The Weapon that Changed the Face of War (Wiley), ISBN 978-0470168806
- Values, Prosperity and the Talmud (Wiley), ISBN 978-0471444411
- Cults That Kill (Warner Books), ISBN 978-0446513753
- On The Line (Warner Books), ISBN 978-0446513135
- USA, Inc. (Bay City Publishers), ISBN 978-0-9984203-0-1
He has received the Jesse M. Neal National Business Journalism Award,  the American Society of Business Publication Editors Regional Gold Award  and an Associated Press Newswriting Award. He holds a Master of Science in journalism from Boston University. A former BusinessWeek Correspondent, his work has appeared in the Washington Post,  Los Angeles Times  and Information Week.
As a reporter for the Columbus (GA) Ledger-Enquirer in 1980, he wrote the first in-depth exposé of the textile mills in the city and how they caused byssinosis, also known as ‘brown lung disease,’ in workers. Byssinosis is caused by inhaling textile particles. For years, workers were reluctant to complain about the illness for fear of losing their jobs. The mills exerted great economic power including owing an adjoining town, Bibb City, owned by Bibb Manufacturing Company. When the series was released, many of the newspaper’s street boxes were looted of their copies. The series led to the Georgia legislature enacting laws to allow workers with byssinosis to file workers’ compensation claims for the first time. The reportage also garnered several awards including an Associated Press Newswriting Award – Public Service.