The founder of Blackwater offers the gripping true story of the world’s most controversial military contractor.In 1997, former Navy SEAL Erik Prince started a business that would recruit civilians for the riskiest security jobs in the world. As Blackwater’s reputation grew, demand for its services escalated, and its men eventually completed nearly 100,000 missions for both the Bush and Obama administrations.It was a huge success except for one problem: Blackwater was demonized around the world. Its employees were smeared as mercenaries, profiteers, or worse. And because of the secrecy requirements of its contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to correct false information. But now he’s finally able to tell the full story about some of the biggest controversies of the War on Terror, in a memoir that reads like a thriller.
Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army [Revised and Updated]
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 working for the secretive mercenary company, Blackwater Worldwide. This is the explosive story of a company that rose a decade ago from Moyock, North Carolina, to become one of the most powerful players in the War on Terror.” In his gripping bestseller, 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 expose Blackwater as the frightening new face of the U.S. war machine.
Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror by Prince, Erik (2014) Hardcover
“Suzanne Simons is a masterful storyteller. But make no mistake—Master of War is not a work of fiction….A powerful and true account.”—Wolf Blitzer, anchor, CNN’s The Situation Room Master of War is the riveting true story of Eric Prince, the ex-Navy SEAL who founded Blackwater and built the world’s largest military contractor, privatizing war for client nations around the world. A CNN producer and anchor, Suzanne Simons is the first journalist to get deep inside Blackwater—and, as a result of her unprecedented access, Master of War provides the most complete and revelatory account of the rise of this powerful corporate army and the remarkable entrepreneur who brought it into being, while offering an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany (Studies in Early Modern German History)
During the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes, landgraves, and counts, plus one Holy Roman emperor, were known as mad- so mentally disordered that serious steps had to be taken to remove them from office or to obtain medical care for them. This book is the first study these princes, and a few princesses, as a group in context. The result is a flood of new light on the history of Renaissance medicine and of psychiatry, on German politics and in the century of Reformation, and on the shifting Renaissance definitions of madness.
Curse of the Vassal Fruit: Book 1 in the Frog Prince Adventures
Joseph, the Frog Prince and daydreamer, yearns for adventure. On the eve of his father’s coronation as king of the Swamp Kingdom, Joseph discovers a plot to unseat his father and enslave the kings of the Twelve Kingdoms. No one believes the young prince’s warnings because the king’s devious toad advisors have persuaded them all to dismiss them as children’s stories. As unseen enemies close in all around and with no allies in their quest to stop the plot and save the kingdoms, Joseph and his fairy princess friend Rose-Marie turn to Morla, Joseph’s ancient teacher and dearest friend. But when Morla investigates Joseph’s claims, Morla’s quarters are ransacked, and he disappears. The castle guards attempt to lock the children in the dungeon to cover up the conspiracy—a conspiracy to enslave the leaders of the free world with an archaic magic from the time before the animals were given speech. Joseph and his fairy companion must face dragons, elude an army of rats, explore hidden caverns beneath an ancient castle, find Morla, and unravel the truth to stop the conspiracy before the world falls under the Curse of the Vassal Fruit.
Transmission of Alchemy: The Epistle of Morienus, the Wise Monk, to Prince Khalid Bin Yazid (Quintessence Classical Alchemy)
Transmission of Alchemy is a new literal Arabic to English translation from two versions of an ancient source-work known as The Epistle of Morienus, the Wise Monk, to Prince Khālid bin Yazīd.The expression of alchemy preserved in these wonderful manuscripts was foundational to both Islamic and European alchemical traditions. The Epistle of Morienus is considered a primary historical eyewitness account of the momentous occasion when the torch of Byzantine alchemy was transmitted to the Islamic Empire. From there, it would evolve into its dynamic new, experimental and medicinal form as Islamic al-Kīmyāʼ.Not only is it a record of alchemy's transmission to the rich Islamic culture of the Umayyad Caliphate during the 7th century, but also Islamic alchemy's transmission into Europe. The original Arabic form of The Epistle of Morienus is considered by many researchers to be one of the first - if not the first - of many initial alchemical texts translated into Latin during the 11th and 12th centuries.The dialogue between Morienus and Prince Khālid holds the key to realizing alchemy as a model for mystic insight, be it framed in terms of Greek philosophical principles, Alexandrian Chrysopoeia or Christian mysticism - all of which Morienus harmonizes and wonderfully expresses with a startling wholeness. Somewhat Hermetic or Gnostic in tone, Morienus draws on these as well as Persian, Greek, Jewish and Egyptian sources of wisdom accurately and from memory in his dialogue with Prince Khālid.Morienus' alchemical expression reflects several Alexandrian Chrysopoeian precedents, yet is surprisingly unique in its own right. The work also reveals itself as seamlessly marrying operative and mystic foundational theory with practical work in both alchemy and transcendent wisdom. Transmission of Alchemy will delight professionals and enthusiasts alike who share interest in alchemy, history, spirituality and mysticism.Bonus Material: Originally scheduled as a separate book on its own, a new literal Latin-English translation of Cabala Mineralis, by Aaron Butler MA, MAR, is included in the Transmission of Alchemy. Aaron arduously examined every single word and word combination in his painstaking efforts to provide an incredibly accurate and new literal translation of the Cabala Mineralis. In addition, he included exhaustive and detailed footnotes explaining each translation. His efforts are sure to reveal nuances heretofore unavailable to most researchers, which will allow for a fresh new appreciation for the Cabala Mineralis. Researchers interested in the Cabala Mineralis will be delighted to find Aaron's translation and extensive footnotes incredibly insightful and revealing.
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Testimony of Erik Prince (Russiagate Transcripts Series Book 20171130)
On Thursday, November 30, 2017, The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence interviewed Erik Prince, Blackwater founder and brother of Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, regarding his ties to the Trump campaign. This is a transcript of that public testimony formatted for readability as an ebook. Redacted text boxes remain.
Shield of the Summer Prince (The World of Ruin) (Volume 2)
Bloodbreaker Though the knight Ovelia Dracaris swore to defend the Blood of Denerre with her life, hers was the dishonored hand that felled the Winter King. Shroud After five years as a spymaster, Ovelia resurfaced in a desperate quest for justice that cost her everything: love, her sight, and almost her life. Shield Blinded and exiled, Ovelia wards her only remaining friend on his quest to save the burning city of Luether, hoping to find what has eluded her for so long: redemption.
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