The Immaculate Invasion

The Immaculate Invasion

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An eyewitness account of the 1994 invasion and occupation of Haiti, of American soldiers employed in a strange war zone "where there are no friends and no enemies, no front or rear, no victories and likewise, no defeats, and no true endings". From the Pentagon's war room to the bitter infighting in the dangerously divided US embassy in Port-au-Prince and its on again/off again relationship with terrorists, Bob Shacochis chronicles what the military calls OTW (operations other than war). From his eighteen months in the field in Haiti, where he lived with a team of Special Forces commandos, Shacochis brings the reader the timeless stories of soldires, their exploits, their frustrations, their inner lives as well as their heroic deeds, as they struggle to bring democracy to a country ravaged by tyranny.
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  • Hardback | 422 pages
  • 148 x 213mm | 709g
  • London, United Kingdom
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  • 0747544328
  • 9780747544326

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"Every war brings forth one perfect book . . . Now we have "The Immaculate Invasion", the masterpiece of the 1994 U.S. assault on and occupation of Haiti." --"Chicago Tribune""A bitter, funny, engrossing adventure between the mysteries and comedy of the American military machine and the infinite suffering of Haiti." --Herbert Gold, "San Francisco Chronicle""An unforgettable mixture of hard journalism and sharp commentary that captures much of the absurdity and futility of the 1994 American-led U.N. invasion of Haiti." --Kenneth Maxwell, "Foreign Affairs""An extraordinary book about an extraordinary event. . . I felt transported to Haiti. I could hear it. I could smell it. At moments I felt moved almost to tears, only to find myself, a page or two later, laughing out loud." --Tracy Kidder
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