The Resource Big boy rules : America's mercenaries fighting in Iraq, Steve Fainaru, (electronic resource)

Big boy rules : America's mercenaries fighting in Iraq, Steve Fainaru, (electronic resource)

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Big boy rules : America's mercenaries fighting in Iraq
Title
Big boy rules
Title remainder
America's mercenaries fighting in Iraq
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Steve Fainaru
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Language
eng
Summary
A parallel army lives on the margins of the Iraq war-nearly 100,000 armed men, invisible yet in plain sight, doing jobs the overstretched and understaffed military can't or won't do. The U.S. media call them "security contractors." They call themselves "mercs," and they operate under their own rules.Washington Post reporter Steve Fainaru traveled with several groups of security contractors to find out what motivates them to put their lives in danger every day. What emerges is a searing, revealing, and sometimes darkly funny look at the men who live and work in the battlefields of Iraq: some are desperate, some are confused, and some are just out for a lark. Some disappear into the void that is Iraq and are never seen again. It's not a pretty picture that Fainaru reveals, but it is brutally real and shockingly honest. Big Boy Rules is an unforgettable leap into the mayhem of Iraq and into the dark recesses of the minds of American policymakers and the warriors they hire
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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Fainaru, Steve
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other
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Read by Patrick Lawlor
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  • Lawlor, Patrick G.
  • hoopla digital
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  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Mercenary troops
  • Mercenary troops
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adult
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Label
Big boy rules : America's mercenaries fighting in Iraq, Steve Fainaru, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT10755132
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781400127825
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT10755132
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Big boy rules : America's mercenaries fighting in Iraq, Steve Fainaru, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10755132
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (540 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400127825
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10755132
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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