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Master of war : Blackwater USA's Erik Prince and the business of war / Suzanne Simons.

Simons, Suzanne. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library UB 148 .S54 2009 30538754 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780061651359
  • ISBN: 0061651354
  • Physical Description: 279 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, c2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Prince, Erik, 1969-
Blackwater USA.
Businessmen > United States > Biography.
Private military companies > United States.
Mercenary troops > United States.
Mercenary troops > Middle East.
Iraq War, 2003- > Economic aspects.
Afghan War, 2001- > Economic aspects.
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300 . ‡a279 p. ; ‡c24 cm.
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520 . ‡aThe 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.
5050 . ‡aThe 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.
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