The Men Who Stare At Goats (Paperback)
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The Men Who Stare At Goats (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 05/01/2012
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Often funny, sometimes chilling and always thought-provoking, journalist Jon Ronson's Sunday Times bestseller The Men Who Stare at Goats is a story so unbelievable it has to be true.

In 1979 a secret unit was established by the most gifted minds within 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 George Bush's War on Terror.

Inspired the film starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330375481
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 200 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition


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Not only a narcotic road trip through the wackier reaches of Bush's war effort, but also an unmissable account of the insanity that has lately been done in our names. * Observer *
Funny and gravely serious, what emerges is a world shrouded in secrecy, mystery and wackiness, where Warrior Monks and psychic spies battle it out for military thinking. Mind-blowing stuff. * Metro *

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“awful”

I saw the advert for the film, based on the book. It sounded a great story, and had an all-star cast, but this book was diabolical. And in the end, so was the film!

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“Disturbing and illuminating”

I read this book after enjoying the black quirky humour of the film (a fictionalised story based on the non fiction events of the book). At first, I assumed this book was in the same satirical vein as Catch 22 and... More

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“Disturbingly amusing.”

Having enjoyed the film based on this book I had hoped to enjoy the book just as much, if not more, however, the book is just too disturbing. Despite the light-hearted style of writing, the injection of slightly... More

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