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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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The Secrets of Abu Ghraib Revealed: American Soldiers on Trial

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On April 28, 2004, 60 Minutes II broadcast the now-infamous photos of prisoner abuse by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib. The news quickly spread worldwide, undermining the U.S. presence in Iraq.Despite several Department of Defense investigations and eleven courts-martial convictions, important questions remain about the events at Abu Ghraib. Who are these soldiers? How involved were top administration officials and army generals in the abuses? Were the soldiers simply following orders? Do these photographs depict a new American interrogation policy? Christopher Graveline and Michael Clemens provide the answers.No one has investigated the true story behind the events at Abu Ghraib as thoroughly as the authors. Only six people had complete knowledge of the Abu Ghraib investigation and prosecutions; Graveline and Clemens are two of them. They give readers unprecedented access to the inner workings of the investigation leading to the trials of PFC Lynndie England, Cpl. Charles Graner, and others. Complete with actual arguments of counsel, testimony, and evidence, this groundbreaking book puts the reader in the middle of the investigation and the subsequent trials, revealing one of the darker episodes in American military history.

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"When the Abu Ghraib prison scandal came to light, it rocked the international community. To some, it represented their greatest fears about American imperialism and corruption. To others, it was the deepest perversion of American idealism and honor. Either way, action had to be taken by the United States Government, and it had to be determined, just, and fast. Author Graveline was a prosecutor on the cases. Co-author Clemens was a special investigator. Together they come to the sensationalized material with a dispassionate focus on facts and the investigative process, a refreshing change from the journalistic tendency to hyperbole. However, that same objectivity makes the material often dry, and the lack of a clear narrative makes it hard to keep track of all the fact-finding, interminable motions, and blurred amalgam of trials for a series of similar defendants. While it becomes difficult to remember all the players, readers benefit from Graveline and Clemens' well-documented recollections. This story was long overdue, but readers should be advised that this is more C-SPAN than COPS. Readers expecting editorializing or a compelling narrative will be disappointed. But patient readers who want to dig through transcripts will be appreciative of the authors' dedication to objectivity." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

Removes all speculation about the notorious Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, leaving only the facts behind

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597974417
Author:
Graveline, Christopher
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Author:
Clemens, Michael
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
319
Dimensions:
9.18x6.32x1.18 in. 1.40 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "When the Abu Ghraib prison scandal came to light, it rocked the international community. To some, it represented their greatest fears about American imperialism and corruption. To others, it was the deepest perversion of American idealism and honor. Either way, action had to be taken by the United States Government, and it had to be determined, just, and fast. Author Graveline was a prosecutor on the cases. Co-author Clemens was a special investigator. Together they come to the sensationalized material with a dispassionate focus on facts and the investigative process, a refreshing change from the journalistic tendency to hyperbole. However, that same objectivity makes the material often dry, and the lack of a clear narrative makes it hard to keep track of all the fact-finding, interminable motions, and blurred amalgam of trials for a series of similar defendants. While it becomes difficult to remember all the players, readers benefit from Graveline and Clemens' well-documented recollections. This story was long overdue, but readers should be advised that this is more C-SPAN than COPS. Readers expecting editorializing or a compelling narrative will be disappointed. But patient readers who want to dig through transcripts will be appreciative of the authors' dedication to objectivity." Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , Removes all speculation about the notorious Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, leaving only the facts behind
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