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The Resource Highway to hell : dispatches from a mercenary in Iraq, John Geddes

Highway to hell : dispatches from a mercenary in Iraq, John Geddes

Label
Highway to hell : dispatches from a mercenary in Iraq
Title
Highway to hell
Title remainder
dispatches from a mercenary in Iraq
Statement of responsibility
John Geddes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amidst the ongoing controversy over the widespread employment of private military contractors in Iraq, this is a mercenary's graphic, first-person exposé of life in "the second biggest army in Iraq." Hired to do everything from securing American bases and supply routes to guarding the thousands of government officials, executives, aid workers, journalists, and other civilians now populating the Middle East's most notorious target range, today's clandestine soldiers of fortune earn up to $1,000 a day, while remaining almost entirely immune from government oversight, military authority, or Iraqi law. John Geddes, a former warrant officer in Britain's elite SAS and veteran of several wars, became a private military contractor in Iraq immediately following President George W. Bush's declaration of the end of hostilities in early May 2003. Here he gives an unsparing account of his harrowing, often bloody, and occasionally absurd adventures in the wild west of Iraq.--From publisher description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geddes, John
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • DS79.76
  • DS79.76
LC item number
  • .G43 2008
  • .G43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geddes, John
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Mercenary troops
  • Mercenary troops
Label
Highway to hell : dispatches from a mercenary in Iraq, John Geddes
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn191090426
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780767930253
Lccn
2008002668
System control number
(OCoLC)191090426
Label
Highway to hell : dispatches from a mercenary in Iraq, John Geddes
Publication
Control code
ocn191090426
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 273 p.
Isbn
9780767930253
Lccn
2008002668
System control number
(OCoLC)191090426

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