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    DescriptionMeet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. Its contacts run from military and intelligence agencies to the upper echelons of the White House; it has a military base, a fleet of aircraft and 20,000 troops, but since September 2007 the firm has been hit by a series of scandals that, far from damaging the company, have led to an unprecedented period of expansion. This revised and updated edition includes Scahill's continued investigative work into one of the outrages of our time: the privatisation of war.


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    Title
    Blackwater
    Subtitle
    The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeremy Scahill
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 193 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846686528
    ISBN 10: 1846686520
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBW, JWXN
    Libri: ENGM2000
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000, TEC025000, HIS027170, POL035000
    Libri: USAA5048
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC22: 355.3540973
    Thema V1.0: NHW, JWXN
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Serpent's Tail
    Publication date
    01 August 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jeremy Scahill is an unembedded, international journalist. He has covered the war in Iraq; the downfall of Milosevic's government in Serbia; the suppression of oil protests in the Niger Delta; and the use of mercenaries in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina. He was among the only western reporters to gain access to the Abu Ghraib prison when Saddam Hussein was in power. Scahill has won numerous journalism awards, included a prestigious Lannan Foundation fellowship for Blackwater, which is his first book.
    Review quote
    Meticulously researched and fascinating ... Scahill does a fine job Sunday Times Scahill deserves commendation. New Statesman Blackwater is the utterly gripping and explosive story of how the Bush Administration has spent hundreds of millions of public dollars building a parallel corporate army, an army so loyal to far right causes it constitutes nothing less than a Republican Guard. The most important and chilling book about the death throes of U.S. democracy you will read in years and a triumph of investigative reporting. -- Naomi Klein, author No Logo An explosive piece of investigative journalism -- Ben Myers Shortlist Of all the insane Bush privatization efforts, none is more frightening than the corporatizing of military combat forces. Jeremy Scahill admirably exposes a devastating example of this sinister scheme. -- Michael Moore, Academy Award Winning Director A powerful argument against the privatisation of war... exemplary... If the job of writing about "the rise of the world's most powerful mercenary army" seems mightily ambitious, it has been undertaken by just the right person... he's the sort of writer who sets out the evidence and lets us make up our own minds Big Issue Revelatory -- Aimee Shalan Guardian An exhaustively well-researched expose -- Alastair Mabbott Herald [A] revealing study -- Tom Widger Sunday Tribune