The Men Who Stare at Goats

The Men Who Stare at Goats

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 144.78 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 204.12g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Media Tie-In ed.
  • 1439181772
  • 9781439181775
  • 541,120

Review quote

"A hilarious and unsettling book.... Ronson comes off as an unusual cross between Comedy Central's Jon Stewart and "The New Yorker's" Seymour Hersh." -- "The Boston Globe"show more