9780805089196-0805089195-The Complex (American Empire Project)

The Complex (American Empire Project)

ISBN-13: 9780805089196
ISBN-10: 0805089195
Edition: First
Author: Turse, Nick
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Format: Paperback 308 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780805089196
ISBN-10: 0805089195
Edition: First
Author: Turse, Nick
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Format: Paperback 308 pages

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Acknowledged authors Turse, Nick wrote The Complex (American Empire Project) comprising 308 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0805089195 and 9780805089196. Since then The Complex (American Empire Project) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"Fascinating, no matter where you place yourself on the ideological spectrum."―Wired

Now in paperback, a stunning breakdown of the modern military-industrial complex―an omnipresent, hidden-in-plain-sight system of systems that penetrates all our lives.

From iPods to Starbucks to Oakley sunglasses, historian Nick Turse explores the Pentagon's little-noticed contacts (and contracts) with the products and companies that now form the fabric of America. He investigates the remarkable range of military incursions into the civilian world: the Pentagon's collaborations with Hollywood filmmakers; its outlandish schemes to weaponize the wild kingdom; its joint ventures with Marvel Comics and NASCAR. Similarly disturbing is the way in which the military, desperate for fresh recruits, has tapped into the "culture of cool" by making "friends" on MySpace.

A striking vision of this brave new world of remote-controlled rats and super-soldiers who need no sleep, The Complex will change our understanding of the militarization of America. We are a long way from Eisenhower's military-industrial complex: this is the essential book for understanding its twenty-first-century progeny.

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