BAYOU OF PIGS
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A critically-acclaimed true crime book about a plot by mobsters, mercenaries, white supremacists and militant Rastafarians to overthrow the government of Dominica. In 1981, a novice soldier of fortune named Mike Perdue was contracted to invade an impoverished Caribbean island, overthrow its government in a coup d’état, install a puppet prime minister, and transform it into a crooks’ paradise. His problem: where to find mercenaries gullible enough to join him? His solution: the Ku Klux Klan. Together with Canadian KKK leaders Wolfgang Droege and James Alexander McQuirter, and Klansmen from Alabama and Mississippi, Perdue prepared for Operation Red Dog. All that stood in their way were two federal agents from New Orleans on the biggest case of their lives. Set in the Caribbean, Canada and the American South at the beginning of the end of the Cold War, and based on hundreds of pages of declassified US government documents, as well as exclusive interviews, Bayou of Pigs tells a remarkable tale of revolutionary politics, greed, treachery, stupidity, deceit and one of the most outlandish crimes ever attempted: the theft of a nation.
THE MARTYR’S OATH
The book that triggered an investigation by Canada’s Security Intelligence Review Committee. In the summer of 2001, a young Canadian sat with Osama bin Laden near Kandahar and swore an oath: He would die for Al Qaeda. His name was Mohammed Mansour Jabarah, and he was 19 years old. The Martyr’s Oath tells the true story of how the son of middle-class immigrants from Kuwait was radicalized, recruited and trained to be an Al Qaeda terrorist. After meeting Jabarah’s distraught parents at their suburban home, Stewart Bell set out to answer the question at the heart of today’s global threat: how does someone become a terrorist?
“There is no better way to understand how Western youth are being drawn to terrorism than to read this story of the rise of a new generation of terrorist.”-Rohan Gunaratna, author of Inside Al Qaeda.
“interesting case study” – Washington Post
“captivating…Bell has done an admirable investigative job” – Globe and Mail
The bestselling history of international terrorism in Canada. An Air India flight explodes off the coast of Ireland, killing all 329 passengers; a Turkish diplomat is gunned down in an Ottawa parking lot; a bomb destined for Los Angeles International Airport is found stashed in the trunk of a car. All were the work of Canadian-based terrorists. A timely and well-researched book, Cold Terror tells the story of how Canada became a base for the world’s deadliest terrorist organizations.
“[Bell] has done an enormous service” — Christian Science Monitor
“an arresting look at the reality of terrorism” — The Gazette (Montreal)
“Every responsible citizen of Canada, the US, the UK and other Western Countries should read this book.” — Christopher Ondaatje, Times Higher Education Supplement
French Language Edition