Blackwater The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

ISBN-10: 156858394X

ISBN-13: 9781568583945

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jeremy Scahill
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Description: * Winner of the George Polk Book Award * Alternet Best Book of the Year * Barnes & Noble one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2007 * Amazon one of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2007 Meet Blackwater USA, the world's most secretive and powerful mercenary firm. Based in the wilderness of North Carolina, it is the fastest-growing private army on the planet, with forces capable of carrying out regime change throughout the world. Blackwater protects the top U.S. officials in Iraq and yet the world knows almost nothing about the firm's quasi-military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and inside the United States. This is the dark story of the rise of a powerful mercenary army, ranging from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to rooftop firefights in Najaf to the hurricane-ravaged U.S. Gulf Coast to Washington D.C., where Blackwater executives are hailed as new heroes in the war on terror.

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List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Author's Note
The Face of Blackwater
Introduction: Baghdad's Bloody Sunday
Making a Killing
The Little Prince
Blackwater Begins
Fallujah Before Blackwater
Guarding Bush's Man in Baghdad
Scotty Goes to War
The Ambush
"We Will Pacify Fallujah"
Najaf, Iraq: 4.04.04
"This is for the Americans of Blackwater"
Mr. Prince Goes to Washington
Caspian Pipeline Dreams
Blackwater's Man in Chile
"The Whores of War"
The Crash of Blackwater 61
Cofer Black: The Gloves Come Off
Death Squads, Mercenaries, and the "Salvador Option"
Joseph Schmitz: Christian Soldier
Blackwater Down: Baghdad on the Bayou
"The Knights of the Round Table"
Epilogue: Blackwater Beyond Bush
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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