The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats

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By (author) Jon Ronson

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 13 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1439181772
  • ISBN 13: 9781439181775
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 376,554

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Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and--perhaps most chillingly--kill goats just by staring at them. They were the First Earth Battalion, entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back--and they're fighting the War on Terror. An uproarious exploration of American military paranoia: With investigations ranging from the mysterious "Goat Lab," to Uri Geller's covert psychic work with the CIA, to the increasingly bizarre role played by a succession of U.S. presidents, this might just be the funniest, most unsettling book you will ever read--if only because it is all true and is still happening today.

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"Ronson sets his book up beautifully. It moves with wry precise agility from crackpot to crackpot in its search for the essence of this early New Age creativity.... " -- Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"