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  • Published: 2 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780451229168
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $26.99

Blank Spots on the Map

The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World



Welcome to a top-level clearance world that doesn't exist...Now with updated material for the paperback edition.

This is the adventurous, insightful, and often chilling story of a road trip through a shadow nation of state secrets, clandestine military bases, black sites, hidden laboratories, and top-secret agencies that make up what insiders call the "black world."

Here, geographer and provocateur Trevor Paglen knocks on the doors of CIA prisons, stakes out a covert air base in Nevada from a mountaintop 30 miles away, dissects the Defense Department's multibillion dollar "black" budget, and interviews those who live on the edges of these blank spots.

Whether Paglen reports from a hotel room in Vegas, a secret prison in Kabul, or a trailer in Shoshone Indian territory, he is impassioned, rigorous, relentless-and delivers eye-opening details.

  • Published: 2 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780451229168
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $26.99

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