Contract Warriors

Product Number: EB00633373
Released: Feb 03, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440696350
Publisher: Alpha
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Description

The complete history of soldiers for hire. From Biblical times and the Crusades through the American Revolution up to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, mercenaries-professional soldiers who contract themselves out to the highest bidder-have played a vital role in most, if not all, military and paramilitary campaigns, helping to determine the victors and the vanquished. Contract Warriors reveals their compelling story for the first time. * Why they fight (and for how much) * How they fight * The unique lifestyle of mercenaries both on and off the battlefield * The spoils and business of war * The current role of mercenaries in the world's arms trade * The significance of the mercenary in popular culture and film Featuring a special afterword by W. Thomas Smith Jr. and his interview with Richard Marcinko, military consultant and author of the bestselling book Rogue Warrior

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Author(s): Bob Burton, Fred Rosen
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Apr 05, 2005

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