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The shadow world : inside the global arms trade

Author: Andrew Feinstein
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView 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: 9780374208387 0374208387
OCLC Number: 759161715
Notes: Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2011.
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: Andrew Feinstein.
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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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