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Blackwater
The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Summary

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.

about Jeremy Scahill

  • Jeremy Scahill is National Security Correspondent for The Nation magazine and author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere across the globe. Scahill is a frequent guest on a wide array of programs, appearing regularly on The Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Democracy Now! He has also appeared on Fresh Air, ABC World News, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, PBS NewsHour, and Bill Moyers Journal. Scahill's work has sparked several Congressional investigations and won some of journalism's highest honors. He was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award, in 1998 for foreign reporting and in 2008 for his book Blackwater. He is also a producer and writer of the film Dirty Wars, which won the cinematography prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

other editions

  • Paperback | ISBN 9781568583945
    Pub date: 05/27/2008 | Price: $19.99 / 25.99 Canada
    Publisher: Nation Books
    5.500 x 8.250 | 560 Pages
    HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-2011)
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism
  • eBook | ISBN 9781568584065
    Pub date: 05/27/2008 | Price: $12.99 / 16.99 Canada
    Publisher: Nation Books
    560 Pages
    HISTORY / Military / Iraq War (2003-2011)
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / Security (National & International)
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / Terrorism