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Old 3 June 2008, 09:03
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Executive Outcomes

Just got done reading a book by the founder of Executive Outcomes called "Executive Outcomes: Against All Odds" by Eeben Barlow. It was an incredible story and even if half of is true it is amazing. Definitely makes you wonder who in the world really wants Africa to be stable and prosperous continent.
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Where did you get it? I'd be interested in reading it.
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Old 4 June 2008, 13:13
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I bought it when I was in South Africa. I don't think it is available in the US but you can find it online in South Africa at http://www.exclusivebooks.com/
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Old 4 June 2008, 16:21
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Thanks checked Amazon no luck.Maybe Paladin Press will pick it up.
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Old 27 June 2008, 22:06
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You can get a copy at half.com. IF you want to pay $171.00 for it. http://product.half.ebay.com/Executi...34134QQtgZinfo
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Old 28 June 2008, 09:36
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You can get a copy at half.com. IF you want to pay $171.00 for it. http://product.half.ebay.com/Executi...34134QQtgZinfo
No I'm sure it become available in the future.$171 little rich for my blood.Thanks for the link.
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Old 29 June 2008, 05:59
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There is another good book that involves EO in Africa. It's called "Operation Certain Death". I don't remember the author. The story is supposedly a true account of EO assisting with air ops and fire support for a Britsh SAS and SBS rescue of a British Army unit being held hostage by the West Side Boys in Sierra Leone in the early 90's during the civil war. It's a long book, but a real page turner.
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There is another good book that involves EO in Africa. It's called "Operation Certain Death". I don't remember the author. The story is supposedly a true account of EO assisting with air ops and fire support for a Britsh SAS and SBS rescue of a British Army unit being held hostage by the West Side Boys in Sierra Leone in the early 90's during the civil war. It's a long book, but a real page turner.
Is that the one that had "imagined" dialogue and characters representing real people? It's either that one or another about the same events. I really didn't like it because of that factor. The author tried to jazz up something that didn't need it imo.
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Old 29 June 2008, 06:16
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I don't remember anything about imagined dialogue, it was written as a non-fiction piece. I read it about 3 years ago. Good back stories on all the players and good historical groundwork on the conflict.

I just checked the Random House listing for it. They have it listed as Military History. The author is Damien Lewis (2004) The story takes place in 1999 not the early 90's, sorry about that.

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I found it on http://www.alibris.com for $71.
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http://eebenbarlowsmilitaryandsecuri....blogspot.com/

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I enjoyed the book well written.Mr.Barlow was not afraid to take shots at the media or the South African goverment.
After the hard work EO did the UN undid it all.Learned a lot about Angola and conflicts in Africa.Was not surprised at the poser companies calling themselves EO.
Hopefully a US publisher will pick this book up.Good read IMHO.
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If anyone is interested, Eben is bringing out a revised edition of the book, which can be pre-ordered here:
https://www.warbooks.co.za/products/...t=133840044035

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If anyone is interested, Eben is bringing out a revised edition of the book, which can be pre-ordered here:
https://www.warbooks.co.za/products/...t=133840044035

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