MY FRIEND THE MERCENARY

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In February 2002, British journalist James Brabazon set out to travel with guerrilla forces into Liberia to show the world what was happening in that war-torn country. To protect him, he hired Nick du Toit, a former South African Defence Force soldier who had fought in conflicts across Africa for over three decades.

What follows is an incredible behind-the-scenes account of the Liberian rebels — known as the LURD — as they attempt to seize control of the country from government troops led by President Charles Taylor. In this gripping narrative, James Brabazon paints a brilliant portrait of the chaos that tore West Africa apart: nations run by warlords and kleptocrats, rebels fighting to displace them, ordinary people caught in the crossfire — and everywhere adventurers and mercenaries operating in war’s dark shadows. It is a brutally honest book about what it takes to be a journalist, survivor, and friend in this morally corrosive crucible.

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MY FRIEND THE MERCENARY

by BRABAZON JAMES

Condition: Very Fine/None as issued


16pp of col foto’s: 457pp incl acknowledgements


  • Bookseller: BOOKLOVERS PARADISE ZA (ZA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 11920
  • Title: MY FRIEND THE MERCENARY
  • Author: BRABAZON JAMES
  • Format/binding: Soft Card Cover.
  • Book condition: Used – Very Fine
  • Jacket condition: None as issued
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Thus
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN 10: 1847674402
  • ISBN 13: 9781847674401
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Place: Great Britain
  • Date published: 2010
  • Keywords: War, bush wars, Equatorial Guinea
  • Bookseller catalogs: Bush Wars;
  • Size: 233x35p23mm