Civilian Warriors

  • by Erik Prince
  • Narrated by Jeff Gurner
  • 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The founder of Blackwater offers the gripping, previously untold story of the world's most controversial military contractor.
Blackwater is one of the most misunderstood companies of our time. As Erik Prince, its founder and former CEO, writes:

"Hundreds of American citizens employed by private military contractors, or PMCs, would lose their lives helping our government wage wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, only to have their memory tarnished by the unfair and/or ignorant depiction of PMCs as profiteers, jackbooted thugs, or worse."
Because of the secrecy requirements of Blackwater's contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to speak out when his company's opponents spread false information. But now he's free to tell the often shocking story of Blackwater's rise and fall.
Blackwater hired Special Forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world. As its reputation grew, demand for its services escalated. Its men eventually completed nearly 100,000 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Prince's narrative includes newly revealed details about many controversial events. It debunks myths that have been spread by TV shows and movies. It honors our armed forces while challenging the Pentagon's top leadership. Above all, it will make people rethink exactly who the "good guys" and "bad guys" have been since 9/11.


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I had the pleasure of knowing quite a few Blackwater and Triple C guys in Iraq. Always professional always on top of their game

It was great to hear the behind the scenes story, I must applaud the honesty in the telling of this story, not just professional but private life too. That took bravery. Well done. Blackwater will I'm sure, be missed
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- Jennifer Berry

The silent war of the deniable asset

If you could sum up Civilian Warriors in three words, what would they be?

Who have loved to hear the original story before if was filtered buy the agency’s

What was one of the most memorable moments of Civilian Warriors?

The impact and the lost of the first four black water contractors

Which character – as performed by Jeff Gurner – was your favourite?

I would love to have dinner with Eric Price in the Emirates Palace to get his view of the world in 2018

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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-11-2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio