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“Gripping… Feinstein has succeeded in writing a book that analyses the international arms market with a level of detail and a degree of referencing that may well be unique—what you rarely find in a book aimed at a wide readership… it is a singularly powerful study, and deserves to be ready by anyone who wants to see light shining on such a shadowy world… Impressive.”—Paul Rogers, The Independent (London)
“There is enough in Feinstein's book for a dozen film pitches. Bizarre characters leap from the page…. Remarkable and courageous… A heroic book by an author who, in writing it, has placed himself in the firing line.” —The Sunday Herald (Scotland)
“I initially expected that the title The Shadow World was hyperbolic. It is not. What Feinstein describes is the underbelly of globalization… The facts are so astonishing that they speak for themselves.” —Alex de Waal, Times Literary Supplement (United Kingdom)
“A highly pertinent, deeply damning indictment of the flourishing of the world’s ‘second oldest profession’….Feinstein’s book is sound, timely, and invaluable. Diligent readers will be rewarded.” —Kirkus (starred review)
“The Shadow World peels back the veil of secrecy behind which the global arms trade undermines accountable democracy, socioeconomic development, and human rights, causing suffering across the world… This book is essential reading for anyone who cares about justice, transparency, and accountability in both the public and private spheres, and for anyone who believes that it is more important to invest in saving lives than in the machinery of death.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Read this book before you vote one more time.
Billions of dollars are spent and wasted in this self-perpetuating cycle which is corroding democracy in the U.S. - and by extension the rest of the world.
Great job and I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in reading about this truly shadowy world of Global Arms Trade.
This book was very impressive. Lots of detail, well researched and very literately written. It exposes the deep corruption that fuels wars and spreads suffering around the world. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by David Conlon
Good for information on the machinations of the arms trade, but the patterns are very repetitivePublished 1 month ago by just my opinion
After watching a Frontline episode on the shadow world I bought the book. It was an amazing exploration of the US's complicit involvement in some of the most heinous wars and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Velda R. Love
In summer 2011, having become convinced that the machinations of what Dwight Eisenhower called the “military-industrial complex” represents one of the most serious threats to peace... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Paul Vitols
Author Andrew Feinstein has produced an exhaustive accounting of the corruption involved in large western defense firms and their clients, both in the developed and developing... Read morePublished 9 months ago by David W. Southworth
once you start reading, you forget that all these contracts were happening around you and you start to feel that the author is talking about another world, one that we don't live... Read morePublished 11 months ago by MA
If what mr Feinstein has alledged are true (and it seems to be the case) then our general populations and poor countries especially have reason to be outraged by the profiteering... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Carl Kirstein
The world is a sick place with Andrew opening wounds needing sunlight to heal. The names in the book are intertwined between crime and politics making for very interesting reading.Published 14 months ago by Vickie Scott
who controls america? runs the world?
one influential force is the weapons industry.
scare-mongering creates demand, perceived safety fills the demand. Read more