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None of Us Were Like This Before American Soldiers and Torture

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ISBN-10: 1844678849

ISBN-13: 9781844678846

Edition: 2012

Authors: Joshua E. S. Phillips

List price: $16.95
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None of Us Were Like This Before recounts the dark journey of a tank battalion as its focus switched from conventional warfare to guerrilla war and prisoner detention. Phillips’s narrative reveals how a group of ordinary soldiers, ill trained for the responsibilities foisted upon them, descended into a cycle of degradation that led to the abuse of detainees. The book illustrates that the damaging legacy of torture is not only borne by the detainees, but also by American soldiers and the country to which they have returned.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 7/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Joshua E. S. Phillips has reported fromnbsp;Southeast Asia, the Middle East, andnbsp;South Asia. His work has appeared innbsp;the Washington Post, Newsweek, The Nation, Salon,nbsp;the San Francisco Chronicle, and thenbsp;Atlanta Journal-Constitution, amongnbsp;other publications. His radio featuresnbsp;have been broadcast on NPR and thenbsp;BBC. Phillips won a Heywood Broun Award and Alfred I.nbsp;duPont-Columbia University Award fornbsp;excellence in broadcast journalism fornbsp;his American Radio Works documentarynbsp;What Killed Sergeant Gray.

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Shock the Conscience
Rumors, Myths, and Ticking Bomb Stories
Crimes of Omission
Silent Suffering
Confronting Torture's Legacy