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Robert Young Pelton

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


Robert Young Pelton 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, and a mysterious island in the South Pacific called Bougainville. In war-torn Sierra Leone, as he wanders through the world's most expensive peacekeeping mission, he meets an ex-mercenary who hunts pirates, a ragtag militia whose members believe they have supernatural powers, and white men with "diamond fever". In Chechnya, Pelton enters the jihad with three travelling companions - an American mujahidin who wants to die, a young woman seeing her first war as a journalist, and a grumpy cameraman. Pelton brings this motley crew down the secret muj trail from Georgia and into terrorist-filled bunkers, suicide squad-manned front lines and SCUD missile attacks. Finally, Pelton chronicles his two-year odyssey to meet one of the most elusive rebel leaders in the world - Francis Ona - who has survived numerous assassination attempts and threatens to kill any white man who sets foot on his tiny island, Bougainville. Filled with tension and intrigue, "Three Worlds Gone Mad" offers a dramatic vision of war and humanity.

Format: Paperback
Published: N/A
Publisher: N/A
Pages: N/A
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9781592281008
ISBN 10: 1592281001

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