[This] book is a marvel, and all in power should read it. --Simon Winchester, author of The Men Who United the States and The Professor and the Madman.
David Vine is the author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia and an associate professor of anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Mother Jones, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications. He lives in Washington, DC.