Merchant of Death

Author: Douglas Farah,Stephen Braun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470048662

Category: History

Page: 322

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Praise for Merchant of Death "A riveting investigation of the world's most notorious arms dealer--a page-turner that digs deep into the amazing, murky story of Viktor Bout. Farah and Braun have exposed the inner workings of one of the world's most secretive businesses--the international arms trade." —Peter L. Bergen, author of The Osama bin Laden I Know "Viktor Bout is like Osama bin Laden: a major target of U.S. intelligence officials who time and again gets away. Farah and Braun have skillfully documented how this notorious arms dealer has stoked violence around the world and thwarted international sanctions. Even more appalling, they show how Bout ended up getting millions of dollars in U.S. government money to assist the war in Iraq. A truly impressive piece of investigative reporting." —Michael Isikoff, coauthor of Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War "Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun are two of the toughest investigative reporters in the country. This is an important book about a hidden world of gunrunning and profiteering in some of the world's poorest countries." —Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001 "In Merchant of Death, two of America's finest reporters have performed a major public service, turning over the right rocks that reveal the brutal international arms business at the dawn of the twenty-first century. In Viktor Bout, they have given us a new Lord of War, a man who knows no side but his own, and who has a knack for turning up in every war zone just in time to turn a profit. As Farah and Braun uncover and document his troubling role in the Bush Administration's Global War on Terror, his ties to Washington almost seem inevitable." —James Risen, author of State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration "An extraordinary and timely piece of investigative reporting, Merchant of Death is also a vividly compelling read. The true story of Viktor Bout, a sociopathic Russian gunrunner who has supplied weapons for use in some of the most gruesome conflicts of modern times--and who can count amongst his clients both the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan and the U.S. military in Iraq--is a stomach-churning indictment of the policy failures and moral contradictions of the world's most powerful governments, including that of the United States." —Jon Lee Anderson, author of The Fall of Baghdad Two respected journalists tell the incredible story of Viktor Bout, the Russian weapons supplier whose global network has changed the way modern warfare is fought. Bout’s vast enterprise of guns, planes, and money has fueled internecine slaughter in Africa and aided both militant Islamic fanatics in Afghanistan and the American military in Iraq. This book combines spy thrills with crucial insights on the shortcomings of a U.S. foreign policy that fails to confront the lucrative and lethal arms trade that erodes global security.

The Merchant of Death

Author: D.J. MacHale

Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 170

View: 2901


When the seemingly normal fourteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon is swept into an alternate dimension, he finds himself hailed as a savior in a place called Denduron, a territory in the throes of revolution against a magical tyrant. Original. 75,000 first printing.

The Merchant of Death

Author: Donald Monat,June Dixon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595489702

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 1754


The Merchant of Death is a gripping story of the world's greatest detective that has never been told-until now. Starting with the disappearance of an American diplomat in Victorian London, Sherlock Holmes becomes deeply involved in a series of mysterious murders that present him with the greatest challenge of his career. Not only is Holmes's life at stake, but the very future of England itself! In this tribute to the legendary characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writers June Dixon and Donald Monat have preserved the flavor and style of Dr. Watson's original accounts in the Strand Magazine that brought Sherlock Holmes to the attention of the wider world-and, at the same time, they have infused this exciting adventure with moments of wry humor and warm affection.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress

Author: William D. Pederson,Nancy Beck Young,Byron W. Daynes

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765606228

Category: History

Page: 208

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Examines the reactions of particular groups within Congress (including those of individual congressmen) to the changing role of the federal government during the New Deal era. Also examines facets of the New Deal era from a contemporary perspective.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: John W. Mahon,Ellen Macleod Mahon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415929998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 476

View: 491


Four hundred years after its first performance, The Merchant of Venice continues to draw audiences, spark debate, and elicit controversy. This collection of new essays examines the performance and study of Shakespeare's play from a broad range of contemporary critical approaches. The contributors, drawn from four continents, build upon recent scholarship in new historicism, feminism, performance theory, and postcolonial studies to present new perspectives on the play, and offer fresh insights into its critical legacy on stage and as a literary text. A substantial introductory essay provides important historical context and surveys major critical approaches to the play over the centuries. This volume is an essential companion to The Merchant of Venice and a significant contribution to Shakespearean criticism.

Lilith Cohen Merchants of Death Book One

Author: William J Manning

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 352

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For twenty-six years, Lilith Cohen has lived in the darkest corners of society, killing whoever her clients paid her to. Her new husband thinks he married a simple fashion designer.Agent Cohen travels to Golan Heights, Israel, for what she thinks is just another run of the mill assassination, but to her surprise, there's something off about the bloody Civil War that rages throughout Syria. What starts as a routine kill order turns out to be anything but. This terrorist leader and his men are armed with advanced weapons, which leads her to one conclusion, there's a Merchant of Death profiting from the bloodshed. Lilith's hunt for this shadowy profiteer will send her on a road she wished she never went down.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Baker,Brian Vickers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847141870

Category: Drama

Page: 480

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The Merchant of Venice has always been regarded as one of Shakespeare's most interesting plays. Before the nineteenth century critical reaction is relatively fragmentary. However between then and the late twentieth century the critical tradition reveals the tremendous vitality of the play to evoke emotion in the theatre and in the study. Since the middle of the twentieth century reactions to the drama have been influenced by the Nazi destruction of European Jewry. The first volume to document the full tradition of criticism of The Merchant of Venice includes an extensive introduction which charts the reactions to the play up to the beginning of the twenty first century and reflects changing reactions to prejudice in this period. Material by a variety of critics appears here for the first time since initial publication. Reactions are included from: Malone, Hazlitt, Jameson, Heine, Knight, Lewes, Halliwell-Phillips, Furnivall, Irving, Ruskin, Swinburne, Masefield, Gollancz and Quiller-Couch.

The Merchant of Venice

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 502

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The merchant of Berlin

Author: Luise Mühlbach

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Merchant of Berlin

Author: L. Mühlbach

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 4154


"The Merchant of Berlin" by L. Mühlbach (translated by Amory Coffin). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.