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Torture and Truth: Abu Ghraib and America in Iraq Paperback – 7 Feb 2005


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'A big thick book of big thick importance.’ -- The Herald (Glasgow)

‘An invaluable resource...far more durable and available than any series of virtual documents on the web’ -- London Review of Books

‘Gleans some interesting insights...Danner argues convincingly that higher authorities should take responsibility for what happened’ -- Financial Times

‘Numerous memos, collected in Torture and Truth show that the president thought his powers were over and above international law' -- New Statesman

About the Author

Mark Danner, a longtime staff writer at The New Yorker, is Professor of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley and Henry R. Luce Professor at Bard College. He is the author of The Massacre at El Mozote (forthcoming from Granta Books).

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IN NOVEMBER of 2003 in Iraq, I traveled to Falluja during the early days of what would become known as the "Ramadan Offensive"-when suicide bombers in the space of less than an hour destroyed the Red Cross headquarters and four police stations, and daily attacks by insurgents against US troops doubled, and the American adventure in Iraq entered a bleak tunnel from which it has yet to emerge. Read the first page
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