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Wrap It in Flags
Wrap It in Flags
Author: Robert Terrall
ISBN-13: 9780140080452
ISBN-10: 0140080457
Publication Date: 1/7/1986
Pages: 339
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Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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Illuminado Castillo is a young Columbian army officer attending Counter-Coup school in that temple of American war machine, the Pentagon. An admirer of the late General George S. Patton, Jr., Castillo is brave, impulsive, resourceful, and four-square - in short, totally unsuited to life as it is played in Washington. Castillo is besieged on all sides by an outrageous collection of ideologues and slick operators: rapacious weapons contractors, hyper aggressive military honchos, desperately ambitious politicians, wildly generous bagmen, unbridled seducers of both sexes - and almost every other kind of flimflammer, screwball, and bunko artist. The soft underbelly of the defense establishment, its larcenies and lunacies, has never been so hilariously exposed. Wrap It In Flags does for the military-industrial complex what Dr. Strangelove did for nuclear war.