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Crimes of War: What Public Should Know (Rev 07 Edition)

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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.

Book News Annotation:

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)

Synopsis:

"A reference that has no counterpart.... Civilization is in debt to all [the contributors]."--

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393328462
Author:
Gutman, Roy
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Editor:
Gutman, Roy
Editor:
Rieff, David
Editor:
Dworkin, Anthony
Author:
Dworkin, Anthony
Author:
Rieff, David
Author:
Mendez, Sheryl A.
Author:
Gutman, Roy
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military
Subject:
War crimes
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
World
Subject:
Military-General History
Edition Description:
Revised and Expanded
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 duotone photographs
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 5 in

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