Soldiers of Fortune

Soldiers of Fortune

A History of the Mercenary in Modern Warfare

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2009
Characteristics: xvii, 392 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books cloth ed
ISBN: 9781605980485
Call Number: 355.3540904 GERAGHTY


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