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Author: Steve Fainaru
ISBN: 145877919X
Subcategory: Humanities
Pages 416 pages
Publisher ReadHowYouWant (May 16, 2012)
Language English
Category: Other
Rating: 4.2
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by Steve Fainaru


Thomas E. Ricks "Steve Fainaru tells a story that is at the heart of the war in Iraq: the . Steve Fainaru is a foreign correspondent for the Washington Post. In 2008 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He lives in El Cerrito, California.

Thomas E. military's unprecedented reliance on mercenaries. It is a dark tale that until now has remained largely untold, and is related brilliantly here. To understand this war, you must read this book.

Steve Fainaru is a foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, where he covered the war in Iraq from 2004 to 2007. In addition to the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, he received the Overseas Press Club’s Hal Boyle Award for best newspaper or wire-service reporting from abroad for his stories on private security contractors. He was a Pulitzer finalist in 2006 for his coverage of . troops as the insurgency in Iraq intensified.

In his book, "Big Boy Rules: America's Mercenaries fighting In Iraq", we get a sometimes ugly realization that this war is being waged in an unprecedented way. It certainly makes one stop and rethink the direction this country ha. . It certainly makes one stop and rethink the direction this country has taken with how this war and future wars will be fought. Fainaru lets the reader actually know these me. They are not some faceless warrior. That is what makes this book stand out.

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Part memoir and investigative journalism, Fainaru provides an insight, often infuriating, into mercenary activities in Iraq. It is hard to understand how Bush and his cohorts bamboozled the American public, while opeing the doors to rampant profiteering. How many Americans (and others) died?

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Washington Post reporter Steve Fainaru traveled with a group of private security contractors to find out what motivates them . Penthouse, December 2008 'If you read only one book about the war in Iraq, make it this on.

Washington Post reporter Steve Fainaru traveled with a group of private security contractors to find out what motivates them to put their lives in danger every day. He joined Jon Cot and the men of Crescent Security Group as they made their way through Iraq-armed to the teeth, dodging not only bombs and insurgents but also their own Iraqi colleagues. Just days after Fainaru left to go home, five men of Crescent Security Group were kidnapped in broad daylight on Iraq's main highway.

What are big boy rules ? STEVE FAINARU . What surprised you most in your reporting on mercenaries in Iraq - we just have about, oh, thirty seconds, a minute - for you, as you wrote this book, Big Boy Rules? STEVE FAINARU: Well, two things.

What surprised you most in your reporting on mercenaries in Iraq - we just have about, oh, thirty seconds, a minute - for you, as you wrote this book, Big Boy Rules? STEVE FAINARU: Well, two things.

From Pulitzer Prize - winning Washington Post reporter Steve Fainaru comes an unforgettable journey into Iraq's parallel war - a world filled with tens of thousands of armed men roaming Iraq with impunity, doing jobs the military can't or won't do. Fainaru reveals in gritty and shocking detail what drives these men to do the world's most dangerous work.
monotronik
Steve's book provides an excellent overview to the ongoing issue of outsourcing security to private for profit companies. Having worked the Emergency Operations Center-Movement Cell (EOC-MC) at Balad/Anaconda in 2005, I was aware of the dispute between the military and civilian PSD companies. There were many instances of conflict based on doctrinal operational standards to include the "hearts and minds" component of the overall mission in Iraq.

The outsourcing of security under the Bush-Cheney and Rice era caused untold problems for the military in Iraq and no doubt caused the deaths of some of our Soldiers and Marines.
the monster
This book was a surprise in the sense I thought it'd be strictly an expose on various private military contractors in Iraq. However, it mainly focused around his spending time with a small security company and their subsequent kidnapping disaster of 5 employees and the aftermath. Interesting story with a lot to learn from it from a security perspective of the actual kidnapping and also about those kidnapped.

The only issue I can see is the author seems to be a bit jaded from his own life issues(which he details at the times in the book) and his previous experiences in Iraq and hence the whole focus of the book is entirely negative. In reality many of the contractors are well experienced and sensible and many pass through Iraq without incident and do good jobs. The impression an uninformed person would get by the end of the book is that either the contractors are A. out to earn a quick buck or B. blood thirsty or C. perhaps both.

If the author wasn't so dour or negative I'd have to give him five stars instead. And I do give him credit for actually going in on the ground and seeing for himself.

However it is a good read and worth the time if interested in the business in Iraq. I just wouldn't take it as the "word" about the whole security business in Iraq.
Rleyistr
A great book that kept me immersed and entertained from cover to cover. I went through a time where I found myself very interested in what the private contractors were doing overseas, and this book really gave me a taste of the action going on abroad. I was so disappointed when the book ended, I wanted more. The book isn't just non-stop action, there really is a strong story to tie it all together. It documents the day to day of a PMC.
Shou
Such a sad but important story for others to be aware of. God bless Jonathan Cote's family. I still ache for them and the loss they have suffered.
Fearlessdweller
I picked up this book just, can't really say I love it but I'm still reading it to see if it develops. The text kinda jumps around and I find myself constantly flipping back and forth to try and link the characters.
Hatе&love
item arrived as advertised. the packaging could have been better.
Fordregelv
This book is not only true, but is still currently in the news. The recent charges against 14 of the mercenaries for killing innocent civilians (women and children) will keep this story on the front pages for quite some time to come. As for the writing itself , the author won a pulitzer prize for the story. What more needs to be said? I live very near one of the men in the story so I had a special interest in reading it. It is a book for all to read regardless of your views on the war. You will find things out that no T.V. or newspaper will take the time to report....HIGHLY RECOMENDED!!!!!!!!!!!
The way the book is written makes it very hard to put down. If your interest are in this field, it will make an interesting read. I would recommend this book to others.