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Crimes of War: What Public Should Know (Rev 07 Edition)by Roy Gutman
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Originally published in 1999, this A-to-Z guidebook of wartime atrocities has received worldwide acclaim and has been translated into eleven languages. Now substantially updated, with sixteen new entries, this concise guide to the broken rules of war remains unique and essential. More than 140 distinguished experts from the media, military, law, and human rights groups examine recent conflicts in light of international humanitarian law, including: Afghanistan (Patricia Gossman), the Congo (Gerard Prunier), terrorism (Anthony Dworkin), Guantánamo (Mark Huband), Darfur (John Prendergast and Colin Thomas-Jensen), occupation (George Packer), independent contractors (Peter Singer), war and insurgency (John Burns), and detention and interrogation (Dana Priest). Christiane Amanpour writes on Bosnian paramilitaries, Jeremy Bowen on Chechnya, and Gwynne Roberts on Saddam Hussein. Through case studies, definitions of key terms, and explanations of what is legal and what is not--illuminated by 150 stunning duotone photographs-- reveals what every citizen should know about war and the law.
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Originally published in 1999, this 5x9" alphabetical reference on wartime atrocities has received worldwide acclaim and has been translated into 11 languages. Most entries are three to four pages in length, and all are illustrated with high-quality, often shocking b&w photos. Through case studies, definitions of key terms, and explanations of what is legal and what is not, the book reveals what every citizen should know about the laws of war. This edition is updated to take account of the major developments of the last eight years, including the September 11th attacks and the US war on terror. Sixteen new chapters discuss subjects such as detention and interrogation, international courts, and private military firms, and offer case studies of countries including Iraq, Darfur, Congo, and Afghanistan. A foreword examines the role of journalism in raising awareness of war crimes, and an introduction offers an overview of contemporary international humanitarian law. The readership for the book includes general readers and students, especially those in political science and journalism. Gutman, a Pulitzer Prize winner of international journalism, is foreign editor of McClatchy Newspapers. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
"A reference that has no counterpart.... Civilization is in debt to all [the contributors]."--
This A-to-Z guide reveals--through case studies, definition of key terms, and legal explanations--what the public needs to know about war and the law.
About the Author
Anthony Dworkin is the executive director of the Crimes of War Project and a journalist based in London.Roy Gutman, foreign editor of Newsday, Pulitzer Prize winner for international journalism, and author of A Witness to Genocide, lives on Long Island, New York.David Rieff is a New York-based journalist and the author of A Bed for the Night and At the Point of a Gun.
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