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Bolinda Audio Books
01 January 2012
Memoirs; Political activism; Mercenaries
Simon Mann's remarkable firsthand account of his life reads like a thriller, taking readers into the world of mercenaries and spooks, of murky international politics, big oil and big bucks, action, danger, love, despair, and betrayal.

On March 7, 2004, former SAS soldier and mercenary Simon Mann prepared to take off from Harare International Airport. His destination was Equatorial Guinea; his was intention to remove one of the most brutal dictators in Africa in a privately organized coup d'etat. The plot had the tacit approval of Western intelligence agencies and Mann had planned, overseen, and won two wars in Angola and Sierra Leone. So why did it go so wrong?

Here he reveals the full involvement of Mark Thatcher in the coup d'etat, the endorsement of a former prime minister, and the financial involvement of two internationally famous members of the House of Lords. He also discusses how the British government approached him in the months preceding the Iraq War, to suggest ways in which a justified invasion of Iraq could be engineered. He also discusses the pain of telling his wife Amanda, who gave birth to their fourth child while he was incarcerated, that he believed he would never be freed.
By:   Captain Simon Mann
Producer:   Strathmore Publishing UK
Read by:   Captain Simon Mann
Imprint:   Bolinda Audio Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged edition
ISBN:   9781743101186
ISBN 10:   174310118X
Publication Date:   01 January 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simon Mann is a British mercenary and former British Army officer. He had been serving a 34-year prison sentence in Equatorial Guinea for his role in a failed coup d'etat in 2004, before receiving a presidential pardon on humanitarian grounds in November 2009. Simon Mann is a British mercenary and former British Army officer. He had been serving a 34-year prison sentence in Equatorial Guinea for his role in a failed coup d'etat in 2004, before receiving a presidential pardon on humanitarian grounds in November 2009.

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