Shadow World Inside the Global Arms Trade

ISBN-10: 125001395X

ISBN-13: 9781250013958

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Andrew Feinstein
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Description: "A devastating and scrupulously documented account of the greed, venality, and rampant corruption pervading the global arms trade…A brilliant and massively important book."---Andrew J. Bacevich, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.), and author ofWashington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent WarThe Shadow Worldis the behind-the-scenes tale of the global arms trade, exposing in forensic detail the deadly collusion that all too often exists among senior politicians, weapons manufacturers, felonious arms dealers, and the military---a situation that compromises our security and undermines our democracy.Andrew Feinstein reveals the cover-ups behind a range of weapons deals, from the largest in history---between the British and Saudi governments---to the guns-for-diamonds deals in Africa and the current $60 billion U.S. weapons contract with Saudi Arabia. Based on pathbreaking reporting and unprecedented access to top-secret information,The Shadow Worldtakes us into a clandestine realm that is as vitally important as it is shocking.

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Justin Borus is the cocreator and cowriter of the comic stripnbsp;"Girls & Sports." He lives in Denver.nbsp; Andrew Feinstein is the cocreator and cowriter of the comic strip "Girls & Sports."nbsp; Henbsp;is anbsp;formernbsp;editorial cartoonist and sportswriter for The Emory Wheel in Atlanta and has also worked for Turner Sports, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and Warner Brothers.nbsp; Henbsp;lives in Los Angeles.

List of Figures
Illustration Credits
Dramatis Personae
Prologue
Introduction
The Second-Oldest Profession
Sins of Commission
The Nazi Connection
Nice Work If You Can Get It
The Saudi Connection
In Defence of Humanity
The Ultimate Deal or the Ultimate Crime?
Diamonds and Arms
Buckling to Bandar
And Justice for None?
Business as Usual
Things Fall Apart-with Help from BAE
After the Capitalism BAE-Style
The Ultimate Cop-Out
The Arms Superpower
Legal Bribery
In the Name of Uncle Sam
Taking the Mickey, the Toilet Seat and the Hammer… in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Illegal Bribery
Beyond Utopia, Hope?
America's Shop Window
Making a Killing: Iraq and Afghanistan
The Killing Fields
Cry, the Beloved Continent
End Game
Bringing Peace to the World
Future Imperfect
Afterword to the Picador Edition
Acknowledgements
Notes and References
Index
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