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The Complex free pdf "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."

About Nick Turse

Nick Turse holds a doctorate in sociomedical sciences from Columbia University. He is the associate editor and research director of, and has written for such publications as the "Los Angeles Times," the "San Francisco Chronicle," "The Nation," and "The Village Voice," as well as for a host of online sites. Turse currently lives near New York City.

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Author : Nick Turse
Publisher : Metropolitan Books (imprint of Henry Holt
Data Published : 22 April 2009
ISBN : 0805089195
EAN : 9780805089196
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 290 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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