Master of war : Blackwater USA's Erik Prince and the business of war / Suzanne Simons.
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- ISBN: 9780061651359
- ISBN: 0061651354
- Physical Description: 279 p. ; 24 cm.
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, c2009.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The prince -- Hell and high water -- The Blackwater project -- How to rent a war -- The bridge in Iraq -- Private air, private eye -- Under the gun -- September 16, 2007 -- The secretary and the prince -- Mission in Afghanistan -- The Blackwater behemoth -- The cost of business.
The name Blackwater, the world's largest private military contractor, became infamous early in the Iraq War, when four of its men were murdered by a mob in Fallujah and hung from a bridge. Since then, Blackwater has expanded dramatically; its men have been involved in scandals, including a shooting spree in Iraq that caused the Iraqi government to blacklist the company. As author Suzanne Simons reveals in this first-ever inside look, based on extraordinary access to Blackwater founder Erik Prince, Blackwater is just the tip of Erik Prince's empire. The full story of Erik Prince and his now-crumbling empire is a story of one of the modern world's most influential military figures, and it has never been told. Prince shuns publicity except when absolutely necessary, to tamp down a scandal; but here, he has given Suzanne Simons hours of interviews; access to his staff; invitations to join him on trips to Afghanistan; and more.--From publisher description.