Blackwater (Paperback)

The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

By Jeremy Scahill

Bold Type Books, 9781568583945, 560pp.

Publication Date: May 27, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/1/2007)
Compact Disc (10/10/2007)
Compact Disc (10/1/2007)
Audio Cassette (12/1/2007)
Compact Disc (10/19/2010)
Audio Cassette (10/1/2007)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/15/2008)
MP3 CD (10/1/2007)
Compact Disc (9/15/2010)

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The groundbreaking bestselling expose of the shadowy mercenary army that perpetrated horrific war crimes in America's name.

On September 16, 2007, machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad's Nisour Square, leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead, among them women and children. The shooting spree, labeled "Baghdad's Bloody Sunday," was neither the work of Iraqi insurgents nor U.S. soldiers. The shooters were private forces, subcontractors working for the secretive mercenary company, Blackwater Worldwide, led by Erik Prince

Award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill takes us from the bloodied streets of Iraq to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans to the chambers of power in Washington, to reveal the frightening new face of the U.S. military machine, and what happens when you outsource war.

"A crackling expose" -- New York Times Book Review

"[Scahill] is a one-man truth squad" -- Bill Moyers

"[An] utterly gripping and explosive story" -- Naomi Klein, The Guardian

About the Author

Jeremy Scahill is one of the three founding editors of The Intercept. He is an investigative reporter, war correspondent, and author of the international bestselling books Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield and Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army and coauthor of The Assassination Complex. Scahill has served as the national security correspondent for The Nation and Democracy Now! and was twice awarded the prestigious George Polk Award. Scahill is a producer and writer of the award-winning film Dirty Wars, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award.