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Three Worlds Gone Mad: Dangerous Journeys through the War Zones of Africa, Asia, and the South Pacific

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As the author of The World's Most Dangerous Places, Robert Young Pelton has come to know some of the most unusual and dangerous individuals in the world. In THE HUNTER, THE HAMMER, AND HEAVEN, he introduces an extraordinary cast of characters from three of the most war-ravaged countries on earth - the West African country of Sierra Leone, the breakaway republic of Chechnya ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by The Lyons Press
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Si
Feb 20, 2012 Si rated it really liked it
Also called "The Hunter, The Hammer, and Heaven" this fascinating book looks at three war torn countries that the rather brave Robert Young Pelton has visited. He doesn't mess about, but gets straight in there to visit all the key protaganists in these situations, regardless of how dangerous it may be.

When you read some of the crazy situations he gets into you have to remember that this is not a fiction book. From being bombed in Chechnya to meeting people that would sooner kill him than meet w
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Aaron
Apr 06, 2007 Aaron rated it really liked it
Robert Young Pelton has cheated death so many times it's incredible he's still alive, but we're lucky to have him if only for this one work. It's an adventure tale of his trips to Chechnya, Sierra Leone, and Bougainville, but it's also a nonjudgemental and insightful look at the role that modern mercenary forces play. Critical reading for anyone interested in the topic of the guns-for-hire - in particular, he tells the story of the rise of Blackwater, who currently have a huge presence in Iraq.
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Aug 25, 2013 Ted rated it liked it
The Sierra Leone and Bougainville journeys were interesting. I found the Chechen chapter dragged; the people he met there were dull, and a drab, depressing atmosphere pervaded the whole adventure.
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