THE ARMS BAZAAR The Companies, The Dealers, the Bribes: From Vickers to Lockheed.

Author: Sampson (Anthony)
Year: 1977
Publisher: H&S.
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: F/Vg
ISBN: 0340213310
Price: 8.00
Hardback, 1st edn. A book which describes the development of the giant arms companies beginning with Vickers, Armstrong and Krupp, and traces the origins of the 1970s boom in arms sales, culminating in the Middle East. He tells how the industrial arms trade proliferated in the late 19th-century, with such inventors as Hiram Maxim and Alfred Nobel, who blew up his own brother with dynamite; how the debate about 'Merchants of Death' raged through the 1930s; how during the Second World War the tiny Californian companies grew into vast but insecure corporations, uneasily married to the Pentagon, led by Lockheed, and how after the end of the Vietnam war and energy crisis, a new wave of arms exports provided jobs and foreign earnings for the Western countries. 352pp. With Index. lge. 8vo. h/back. F. in Vg. dw. showing signs of shelfwear. A fairly heavy book which will require additional postage, particularly if shipped overseas.


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