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The men who stare at goats

Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known accepted military practice -- and indeed, the laws of physics -- they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ronson, Jon, 1967-
Men who stare at goats.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2006
(OCoLC)762640849
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Ronson
ISBN: 9780743270601 0743270606 9780743241922 0743241924
OCLC Number: 57475995
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Picador, 2004.
Description: 259 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. The general --
2. Goat lab --
3. The first earth battalion --
4. Into the heart of the goat --
5. Homeland security --
6. Privatization --
7. The purple dinosaur --
8. The predator --
9. The dark side --
10. A think tank --
11. A haunted hotel --
12. The frequencies --
13. Some illustrations --
14. The 1953 house --
15. Harold's Club or bust! --
16. The exit.
Responsibility: Jon Ronson.
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"In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known accepted military practice -- and indeed, the laws of physics -- they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. Entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries, they were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror. With firsthand access to the leading players in the story, Ronson traces the evolution of these bizarre activities over the past three decades and shows how they are alive today within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and in postwar Iraq. Why are they blasting Iraqi prisoners of war with the theme tune to Barney the Purple Dinosaur? Why have 100 debleated goats been secretly placed inside the Special Forces Command Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina? How was the U.S. military associated with the mysterious mass suicide of a strange cult from San Diego? The Men Who Stare at Goats answers these and many more questions."--Publisher description.

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