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The Men Who Stare At Goats
Author: Jon Ronson

ISBN: 9780330507707
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 6 November 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.0
Description:
As featured by Toni Whitmont in the February Booktopia Buzz.

Why are Iraqi prisoners of war forced to listen to Barney the Purple Dinosaur's theme tune repeatedly, at top volume? Why have a hundred de-bleated goats been secretly placed inside the Special Forces command centre at Fort Bragg, North Carolina? Has the US Army really enlisted the help of Uri Geller?

In The Men Who Stare at Goats, Jon Ronson searches for answers to these and many other questions, revealing some of the extraordinary beliefs at the core of the War on Terror.

In 1979, a secret unit was established by the US Army. Defying all known military practice - and indeed the laws of physics - they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them.

They were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on terror. So unbelievable it has to be true - this is the real-life account that inspired the film.

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