Big Boy Rules
America's Mercenaries Fighting in Iraq
By Steve Fainaru
(Da Capo Press, Hardcover, 9780306817434, 288pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
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Traveling with a group of American security contractorsmercenaries, or mercsaward-winning reporter Steve Fainaru reveals in gritty detail the men who live by Big Boy Rules.
Steve Fainaru is a foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, where he covered the war in Iraq from 2004 to 2007. In addition to the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, he received the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire-service reporting from abroad for his stories on private security contractors. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 2006 for his coverage of U.S. troops as the insurgency in Iraq intensified.
Fainaru is also the coauthor of The Duke of Havana: Baseball, Cuba, and the Search for the American Dream. He lives in El Cerrito, California.