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The Men Who Stare at Goats

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Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and—perhaps most chillingly—kill goats just by staring at them. They were the First Earth Battalion, entrusted with defending America from all known adversaries. And they really weren’t joking. What’s more, they’re back—and they’re fighting the War on Terror.

An uproarious exploration of American military paranoia: With investigations ranging from the mysterious “Goat Lab,” to Uri Geller’s covert psychic work with the CIA, to the increasingly bizarre role played by a succession of U.S. presidents, this might just be the funniest, most unsettling book you will ever read—if only because it is all true and is still happening today.

Customer Reviews

A gripping tale!

Jon Ronson provides an amazing narrative on exactly how far the rabbit hole goes. His work is enjoying to read but troubling to contemplate. I strongly recommend this book, The Psychopath Test and Them. There is a level of humanity in his writing that I very much appreciate, especially the humor.

The Men Who Stare at Goats
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  • $10.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Engineering
  • Published: Jun 28, 2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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