The Resource Merchant of death : money, guns, planes, and the man who makes war possible, Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun

Merchant of death : money, guns, planes, and the man who makes war possible, Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun

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Merchant of death : money, guns, planes, and the man who makes war possible
Title
Merchant of death
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money, guns, planes, and the man who makes war possible
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Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun
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Language
eng
Summary
What do the Taliban, Liberian war criminal Charles Taylor, and the U.S. government have in common? They have all done business with the man who put the "blood" in blood diamonds--an immensely wealthy and powerful arms dealer who has flooded Africa and Southwest Asia with weapons of war. Here, two respected journalists tell the story of Viktor Bout, the Russian weapons supplier whose global network has changed the way modern warfare is fought. Bout's vast enterprise of guns, planes and money has fueled slaughter in Africa and aided both militant Islamic fanatics in Afghanistan and the American military in Iraq. As the Cold War ended, Bout emerged from a murky post-Soviet intelligence background and quietly amassed a fleet of Russian cargo planes, then began to forge an empire of lethal alliances across the Third World--a war machine able to deliver anything from AK-47s to attack helicopters, to anyone willing to pay.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 364.1/33
  • B
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6252
LC item number
.F37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
Merchant of death : money, guns, planes, and the man who makes war possible, Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun
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Merchant of death : money, guns, planes, and the man who makes war possible, Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 262-295) and index
Contents
The delivery man -- Planes, guns, and money -- A dangerous business -- Continental collapse -- At a crossroads -- The chase begins -- The Taliban connection -- Black charters -- Gunships and titanium -- "Get me a warrant" -- Now or never -- "We are very limited in what we can do" -- Welcome to Baghdad -- Blacklisted and still flying -- Epilogue
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25 cm.
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Extent
xi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780470261965
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(pbk.)
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2006037897
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ill.
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  • (Sirsi) i9780470048665
  • (OCoLC)76820652

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