War Dogs by Guy Lawson audiobook

War Dogs: How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History

By Guy Lawson
Read by Jason Culp

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665014588

Runtime: 9.44 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The page-turning, inside account of how two kids from Florida became big-time weapons traders-and how the US government turned on them. In January of 2007, two young stoners from Miami Beach-one a ninth grade dropout, the other a licensed masseur-won a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military. Incredibly, instead of fulfilling the order with high-quality arms, Efraim Diveroli and David Packouz-the dudes-bought cheap Communist-style surplus ammunition from Balkan gunrunners. The pair then secretly repackaged millions of rounds of shoddy Chinese ammunition and shipped it to Kabul-until they were caught by Pentagon investigators and the scandal turned up on the front page of The New York Times. That's the "official" story. The truth is far more explosive. For the first time, journalist Guy Lawson tells the thrilling true tale. It's a trip that goes from a dive apartment in Miami Beach to mountain caves in Albania, the corridors of power in Washington, and the frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. Lawson's account includes a shady Swiss gunrunner, Russian arms dealers, corrupt Albanian gangsters, and a Pentagon investigation that impeded America's war efforts in Afghanistan. Lawson exposes the mysterious and murky world of global arms dealing, showing how the American military came to use private contractors like Diveroli and Packouz as middlemen to secure weapons from illegal arms dealers-the same men who sell guns to dictators, warlords, and drug traffickers.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Like the best stories about rogues, con artists and scammers, the magic is in the details. Guy Lawson…misses nothing. He gets it all.” Nick Pileggi, New York Times bestselling author
“This is one of those books that, God help us, shouldn’t be true—but is…Lawson tells the disturbing story brilliantly. You’ll cringe, you’ll want to look away (a lot), but you won’t be able to stop turning the pages.” Jeff Guinn, New York Times bestselling author
“A triumph of investigative reporting and storytelling.” Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City

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Author

Author Bio: Guy Lawson

Author Bio: Guy Lawson

Guy Lawson is an award-winning investigative journalist whose articles on war, crime, culture, and law have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, GQ, Harper’s magazine, and many other publications.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 9.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English