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The Resource Blank spots on the map : the dark geography of the Pentagon's secret world, Trevor Paglen

Blank spots on the map : the dark geography of the Pentagon's secret world, Trevor Paglen

Label
Blank spots on the map : the dark geography of the Pentagon's secret world
Title
Blank spots on the map
Title remainder
the dark geography of the Pentagon's secret world
Statement of responsibility
Trevor Paglen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a young geographer's road trip through the underworld of U.S. military and CIA "black ops" sites. Geographer-artist Trevor Paglen's research into areas that officially "don't exist" leads him on a globe-trotting adventure into a vast, undemocratic, and uncontrolled black empire--the unmarked spots on a map where our military conducts its most clandestine operations. Run by an amorphous group of government agencies and private companies, this empire's annual budget is over $40 billion, yet almost no one knows how it works or what it does. Whether it's from a hotel room in Vegas, secret prisons in Kabul, buried CIA aircraft in Central American jungles, Washington suburbs, or a trailer in Shoshone Indian territory, Paglen's reporting is impassioned, rigorous, relentless, and eye-opening. This is an exposé of a world that, officially, isn't even there.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paglen, Trevor
Dewey number
355.3/4320973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
UA26.A2
LC item number
P2716 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military bases, American
  • Military bases
  • Intelligence service
  • Defense information, Classified
Label
Blank spots on the map : the dark geography of the Pentagon's secret world, Trevor Paglen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-308) and index
Contents
Facts on the ground : Berkeley -- A guy in the classified world : an Air Force base in California -- Unexplored territory : downtown Las Vegas -- Wastelands : basin and range -- Classified resumes : Mojave Desert -- Fiat lux : Alamogordo, New Mexico -- The other night sky : a few miles north of the U.S. frontier -- The observer effect : 3,000 km altitude, 63.4 degrees inclination -- Blank spots in the law : Berkeley and Las Vegas revisited -- The precedent : Robins Air Force Base, near Macon, Georgia -- Money behind mirrored walls : Farm Credit Drive, Washington, D.C., suburbs -- Nonfunding the black world : United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., 20515 -- Plains of death : outside Tegucigalpa, Honduras -- Anything you need anywhere : Aguacate -- Bobs : Kabul -- Screaming their heads of : in the dark, around the world
Control code
ocn233549174
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 324 p.
Isbn
9780525951018
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008042862
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)233549174
Label
Blank spots on the map : the dark geography of the Pentagon's secret world, Trevor Paglen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-308) and index
Contents
Facts on the ground : Berkeley -- A guy in the classified world : an Air Force base in California -- Unexplored territory : downtown Las Vegas -- Wastelands : basin and range -- Classified resumes : Mojave Desert -- Fiat lux : Alamogordo, New Mexico -- The other night sky : a few miles north of the U.S. frontier -- The observer effect : 3,000 km altitude, 63.4 degrees inclination -- Blank spots in the law : Berkeley and Las Vegas revisited -- The precedent : Robins Air Force Base, near Macon, Georgia -- Money behind mirrored walls : Farm Credit Drive, Washington, D.C., suburbs -- Nonfunding the black world : United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., 20515 -- Plains of death : outside Tegucigalpa, Honduras -- Anything you need anywhere : Aguacate -- Bobs : Kabul -- Screaming their heads of : in the dark, around the world
Control code
ocn233549174
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 324 p.
Isbn
9780525951018
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2008042862
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)233549174

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