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Secret History of the American Empire Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and the Truth about Global Corruption

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ISBN-10: 052595015X

ISBN-13: 9780525950158

Edition: 2007

Authors: John Perkins

List price: $25.95
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A riveting expos of international corruptionand what we can do about it, from the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent over a year on the New York Timesbestseller list. In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed his former role as an economic hit man in the international corporate skullduggery of a de facto American Empire. This riveting, behind-the-scenes expos unfolded like a cinematic blockbuster told through the eyes of a man who once helped shape that empire. Now, in The Secret History of the American Empire, Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals, reporters, and…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/5/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

John Perkins was born on January 28, 1945 in Hanover, New Hampshire. He attended Brown University, and Boston University School of Management during the 1960s. His best-known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), an insider's account of the exploitation or neo-colonization of Third World countries by what Perkins describes as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government. His 2007 book, The Secret History of the American Empire, provides more evidence of the negative impact of global corporations on the economies and ecologies of poor countries, as well as offering suggestions for making corporations behave more like good citizens. Since the late 1980's he…