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Titel: The Men Who Stare at Goats
Verlag: Picador, London
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover. First edition, first printing. Jacket is lightly marked and scored. Sticker on front of jacket. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are lightly creased and worn. Hardcover spine ends and lower leading corners are lightly bumped and worn. Page block foot is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. Binding is sound. HJW. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 412364
Inhaltsangabe: In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying all known accepted military practice - and indeed, the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt the 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. Ronson's highly acclaimed bestseller, THEM: ADVENTURES WITH EXTREMISTS, examined the paranoia at the fringes of Bill Clinton's America. THE MEN WHO STARE AT GOATS reveals extraordinary - and very nutty - national secrets at the core of George W Bush's War on Terror. With first-hand access to the leading players in the story, Ronson traces the evolution of these bizarre activities over the past three decades, and sees how it is alive today within US Homeland Security and post-war Iraq. Why are they blasting Iraqi prisoners-of-war with the theme tune to Barney the Purple Dinosaur? Why have 100 de-bleated goats been secretly placed inside the Special Forces command centre at Fort Bragg, North Carolina? How was the US 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.
Inhaltsangabe: The book which inspired the film starring Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey, and Ewan McGregor. Hardback, pp278.
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