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The Men Who Stare at Goats
Author: Jon Ronson

ISBN: 9780330375481
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 1 July 2005
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.8
Description:
American military paranoia at its most extreme, insane, amusing -- and alarming

Why are they blasting Iraqi prisoners-of-war with the theme tune to Barney the Purple Dinosaur? And why have 100 de-bleated goats been secretly placed inside the Special Forces command centre at Fort Bragg, North Carolina?

In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within the US Army. Defying both military practice and the laws of physics, they believed a soldier could become invisible, pass through walls and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them.

With first-hand access to the leading players in the story, Ronson has traced the evolution of these bizarre activities over the past three decades, and poses questions no-one else has yet dared to ask about which of them - and more - are happening still.

About The Author

Jon Ronson is an award-winning writer and documentary maker. He is the author of the bestselling Them: Adventures with Extremists. His documentaries include the acclaimed Secret Rulers o...

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