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Contract Warriors
     

Contract Warriors

by Fred Rosen, Bob Burton (Introduction), W. Thomas Smith (Afterword)
 
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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592573028
Publisher:
Alpha Books
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Fred Rosen, an investigative journalist who has written extensively on crime, is currently an adjunct professor of criminal justice at Ulster Community College and of communication at New York Institute of Technology. He is the author of Born to the Mob, Lobster Boy, and Cremation in America.

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