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THE SHADOW WORLD

Inside the Global Arms Trade

By Andrew Feinstein

Narrated by Gildart Jackson

     
20 Audio CDs List Price: $59.99    Your price: $14.991
EAN: 9781452605104
Mp3-CDs List Price: $39.99    Your price: $9.992
EAN: 9781452655109
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Publication Date: 12/05/2011 Running Time: 25 hrs
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Synopsis

The Shadow World is the harrowing behind-the-scenes tale of the global arms trade, revealing the deadly collusion that all too often exists among senior politicians, weapons manufacturers, felonious arms dealers, and the military.

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"This book is essential [listening] for anyone who cares about justice, transparency, and accountability in both the public and private spheres, and for anyone who believes that it is more important to invest in saving lives than in the machinery of death." ---Archbishop Desmond Tutu

"Feinstein's book is sound, timely, and invaluable." —Kirkus Starred Review

Summary

Pulling back the curtain on the secretive world of the global arms trade, Andrew Feinstein reveals the corruption and the cover-ups behind a range of weapons deals, from the largest in history—between the British and Saudi governments—to the guns-for-diamonds deals in Africa and the imminent $60 billion U.S. weapons contract with Saudi Arabia. He exposes in forensic detail both the formal government-to-government trade in arms and the shadow world of illicit weapons dealing, and lays bare the shockingly frequent links between the two. Drawing on his experience as a member of the African National Congress who resigned when the ANC refused to launch a corruption investigation into a major South African arms deal, Feinstein illuminates the impact this network has not only on conflicts around the world but also on the democratic institutions of the United States and the United Kingdom.

Based on pathbreaking reporting and unprecedented access to top-secret information and major players in this clandestine realm, The Shadow World places us in the midst of the arms trade's dramatic wheeling and dealing—from corporate boardrooms to seedy out-of-the-way hotels—and reveals the profound danger and enormous financial cost this network represents to all of us.


HISTORYMilitaryWeapons
POLITICAL SCIENCESecurity (National & International)
POLITICAL SCIENCEGeneral

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