Soldiers of Fortune

Soldiers of Fortune

A History of the Mercenary in Modern Warfare

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Baker & Taylor
Offers a history of mercenaries, exploring ways in which soldiers for hire have been an essential component of modern and privatized warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Norton Pub
The freelance solider, or mercenary, whether fighting for money or reputation or an adopted cause, has always been a fascinating and controversial phenomenon. Now, as a result of the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has become not simply a mercenary but a vital part of modern and privatized warfare. For some, he is a heroic figure, doing the work governments are too squeamish to admit to; for others, he is a bloodthirsty killer. In Tony Geraghty’s starling history, he sheds new light on their activities, which has until now been shrouded in secrecy. Many of the soldiers have spoken to the author about their experiences for the first time, revealing details of operations that have never before been reported in the media.

Baker
& Taylor

A history of mercenaries explores the ways in which soldiers for hire have been an essential component of modern and privatized warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan, describing the myriad ways in which they are viewed in different parts of the world while offering insight into their lesser-known military activities.

Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2009
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605980485
160598048X
Branch Call Number: 355.354 GER
Characteristics: xvii, 392 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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