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The shadow world : inside the global arms trade

Author: Andrew Feinstein
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here is the harrowing behind-the-scenes tale of the global arms trade, revealing the deadly collusion among senior politicians, weapons manufacturers, felonious arms dealers, and the military that compromises our security and undermines our democracy. Pulling back the curtain on this secretive world, Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Feinstein
ISBN: 9780241144411 0241144418
OCLC Number: 751721834
Description: xxx, 672 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The second-oldest profession. Sins of commission ; The Nazi connection --
Nice work if you can get it. The Saudi connection ; In defence of humanity ; The ultimate deal or the ultimate crime? ; Diamonds and arms ; Buckling to Bandar ; And justice for none? --
Business as usual. Things fall apart --
with help from BAE ; After the Wall : capitalism, BAE-style ; The ultimate cop-out --
The arms superpower. Legal bribery ; In the name of Uncle Sam ; Taking the mickey, the toilet seat, and the hammer --
in a galaxy far, far away ; Illegal bribery ; Beyond Utopia, hope? ; America's shop window ; Making a killing : Iraq and Afghanistan --
The killing fields. Cry, the beloved continent --
End game. Bringing peace to the world ; Future imperfect.
Responsibility: by Andrew Feinstein.

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Reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind weapons deals ranging from the largest in history - between the British and Saudi governments - to BAE's controversial transactions in South Africa,  Read more...

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Andrew Feinstein has written an authoritative guide to the business of war. Chilling, heartbreaking and enraging * Arundhati Roy * The nobility and justice of Feinstein's sentiments are indisputable. Read more...

 
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