By Douglas Farah,Stephen Braun
"A riveting research of the world's so much infamous palms dealer--a page-turner that digs deep into the fantastic, murky tale of Viktor Bout. Farah and Braun have uncovered the interior workings of 1 of the world's so much secretive businesses--the foreign palms trade."
—Peter L. Bergen, writer of The Osama bin weighted down I Know
"Viktor Bout is like Osama bin encumbered: an important objective of U.S. intelligence officers who many times will get away. Farah and Braun have skillfully documented how this infamous fingers broker has stoked violence around the globe and thwarted foreign sanctions. much more appalling, they express how Bout ended up getting hundreds of thousands of bucks in U.S. govt funds to aid the struggle in Iraq. a very extraordinary piece of investigative reporting."
—Michael Isikoff, coauthor of Hubris: the interior tale of Spin, Scandal, and the promoting of the Iraq War
"Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun are of the hardest investigative journalists within the state. this is often a big ebook a few hidden global of gunrunning and profiteering in a few of the world's poorest countries."
—Steve Coll, writer of Ghost Wars: the key historical past of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin weighted down, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
"In Merchant of Death, of America's most interesting journalists have played a huge public carrier, turning over the proper rocks that exhibit the brutal foreign fingers enterprise on the sunrise of the twenty-first century. In Viktor Bout, they've got given us a brand new Lord of battle, a guy who is aware no facet yet his personal, and who has a knack for turning up in each battle area simply in time to show a revenue. As Farah and Braun discover and rfile his troubling position within the Bush Administration's worldwide warfare on Terror, his ties to Washington virtually appear inevitable."
—James Risen, writer of State of warfare: the key background of the CIA and the Bush Administration
"An notable and well timed piece of investigative reporting, service provider of demise can also be a vividly compelling learn. the real tale of Viktor Bout, a sociopathic Russian gunrunner who has provided guns to be used in probably the most grotesque conflicts of contemporary times--and who can count number among his consumers either the previous Taliban regime in Afghanistan and the U.S. army in Iraq--is a stomach-churning indictment of the coverage mess ups and ethical contradictions of the world's strongest governments, together with that of the United States."
—Jon Lee Anderson, writer of The Fall of Baghdad
Two revered reporters inform the great tale of Viktor Bout, the Russian guns provider whose international community has replaced the best way glossy war is fought. Bout’s gigantic company of weapons, planes, and cash has fueled internecine slaughter in Africa and aided either militant Islamic fans in Afghanistan and the yankee army in Iraq. This e-book combines secret agent thrills with the most important insights at the shortcomings of a U.S. overseas coverage that fails to confront the profitable and deadly fingers alternate that erodes worldwide security.
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Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible by Douglas Farah,Stephen Braun