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    DescriptionThis is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow nation of state secrets, clandestine military bases, black sites, hidden laboratories, and top-secret agencies that make up what insiders call the 'black world'. Here, geographer and provocateur Trevor Paglen knocks on the doors of CIA prisons, stakes out a covert air base in Nevada from a mountaintop 30 miles away, dissects the Defence Department's multibillion dollar 'black' budget, and interviews those who live on the edges of these blank spots. Whether Paglen reports from a hotel room in Vegas, a secret prison in Kabul, or a trailer in Shoshone Indian territory, he is impassioned, rigorous, relentless-and delivers eye-opening details.


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    Title
    Blank Spots on the Map
    Subtitle
    The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Trevor Paglen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780451229168
    ISBN 10: 0451229169
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: RGCP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    LC classification: E
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    B&T Approval Code: A44440000
    BISAC V2.8: POL036000
    B&T Approval Code: A44403060
    DC22: 355.34320973
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    Thema V1.0: RGCP
    Edition statement
    Updated
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    New American Library
    Publication date
    13 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Trevor Paglen, Ph.D., has published numerous research papers in academic journals and his writing has appeared in "The Village Voice" and "The San Francisco Bay Guardian." He is the author of "I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to Be Destroyed by Me" and "Torture Taxi." He is also an internationally recognized artist who exhibits frequently in major galleries and museums around the world. He lives in Berkeley, California.
    Review quote
    aTrevor Paglen set out to map the darkest corners of the U. S. national security apparatus. Heas done that and more. The result is a fascinating, deeply troubling, and absolutely essential book.aaAndrew J. Bacevich, professor in international relations at Boston University, retired colonel in the US Army, and author of "The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism" aTrevor Paglen gets into the black heart of Americaas black sites. There is no better guide to this great American mystery. What goes on inside these bases will determine the future of warfareaand who we areafor the rest of the century.a aRobert Baer, former case officer at the CIA and author of "See No Evil: The True Story of a Ground Soldier in the CIAas War on Terrorism" a"Blank Spots" is an important, well-researched, and insightful expose that opens a window into the black world of secret operations. Paglenas conclusion that aour own history, in large part, has become a state secreta is both a warning and a call to arms. It is time to heed the warning and take up arms.a aJohn Perkins, author of "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" aA chillingly literal tour de force. Paglen doesnat so much fill in the blanks as trace their outlines and give their shifting shapes a density that says as much about the future of democracy as it does about the dismal confines of the black world.a aDerek Gregory, Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia aLiving among us is an entire shadow industry of secret careers, unmarked flights, and razor-wired compounds evoking stereotyped images of the Cold-War Soviet Union. In what is still the world's most open society, Paglen adroitlyexposes this dark geography. His book is fascinating and necessary.a aLaurence Smith, Professor of Geography, University of California Los Angeles aSome of the worst crimes in the American landscape are hiding in plain sight, and nobody has ever pursued them more thoroughly or explained them more chillingly and engagingly than Trevor Paglen. What he is doing is important, fascinating, and groundbreaking.a aRebecca Solnit, National Book Critics Circle Award Winner and author of "Wanderlust"