Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Paperback)

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    Jeremy Scahill is a frequent contributor to The Nation magazine and a correspondent for the national radio and TV programDemocracy Now! He is currently a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. Scahill has won numerous awards for his reporting, including the prestigious George Polk Award, which he won twice. While a correspondent forDemocracy Now!, Scahill reported extensively from Iraq through both the Clinton and Bush administrations. Traveling around the hurricane zone in the wake of Katrina, Scahill exposed the presence of Blackwater forces in New Orleans and his reporting sparked a Congressional inquiry and an internal Department of Homeland Security investigation. He has appeared onABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, MSNBC, PBS’sThe NewsHour, Bill Moyers Journal and is a frequent guest on other radio and TV programs nationwide. Scahill also serves as an election correspondent for HBO’sReal Time with Bill Maher. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
    On September 16, 2007, machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead, among them women and children. The shooting spree, labeled Baghdad’s Bloody Sunday,” was neither the work of Iraqi insurgents nor U.S. soldiers. The shooters were private forces working for the secretive mercenary company, Blackwater Worldwide.

    This is the explosive story of a company that rose a decade ago from Moyock, North Carolina, to become one of the most powerful players in the War on Terror.” In his gripping bestseller, award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill takes us from the bloodied streets of Iraq to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans to the chambers of power in Washington, to expose Blackwater as the frightening new face of the U.S. war machine.

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.0x1.0
    ISBN 9781568583945
    Genre HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 550
    Publisher Date 2008-05-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Nation Books
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.5 in
    Unit weight 1.2 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army
    Edition Detail Revised, Updated
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Scahill, Jeremy

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