The Hangman of Abu Ghraib

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Release Date: 2015-08-27
Number of pages: 460
Author: Latif Yahia
Publisher: Arcanum Media Group

Download and read online The Hangman of Abu Ghraib in PDF and EPUB It tells the inside story of all the torture and executions that took place in Abu Ghraib under both the Saddam and American regimes as seen through the eyes of one man - the man who personally assassinated, tortured, hanged and shot more victims than any other man who has ever lived. It will surprise and shock readers and governments alike. Brace yourself - the giant of a man with his scarred face and the hangman's noose in his hands will soon be ready and waiting for you. Short Description of The Hangman of Abu Ghraib Abed Ali was born a poor peasant boy who worked on a farm in Iraq. He grew up to become the most deadly assassin and prolific executioner the world has ever known. This book gives a psychological insight into the mind of a man ordered to kill or be killed himself. The ruthlessness of the Ba'ath Party regime under a dictator. The inhumanity of the American invaders under the promise of 'freedom and democracy'. It is the true story of one man's life. And the deaths of thousands of others. One man. Two regimes. The same order from both... KILL FOR US OR BE KILLED BY US..

I was Saddam s Son

Filename: i-was-saddam-s-son.pdf
ISBN: 1559703733
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 297
Author: Laṭīf Yaḥyá
Publisher: Arcade Publishing

Download and read online I was Saddam s Son in PDF and EPUB In a bizarre tale of deception, a man who posed for years as Saddam Hussein's eldest son shares the grisly story of life in Iraq's inner sanctum, giving readers a glimpse into this closed society and its horrors.

Soldaten On Fighting Killing and Dying

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ISBN: 9781849839501
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Number of pages: 448
Author: Sonke Neitzel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Soldaten On Fighting Killing and Dying in PDF and EPUB In November 2001, as the world still reeled from the attack on the Twin Towers, German historian Sonke Neitzel discovered an extraordinary cache of documents from the Second World War. The documents were the transcripts of German prisoners of war talking among themselves in prisoner of war camps, and secretly recorded by the allies. In these apparently private conversations the soldiers talked freely and openly about their hopes and fears, their concerns and their day-to-day lives. With a banality and ease which to the modern reader can appear shocking, they also talked about the horrors of war -- about rape, death and killing. Sonke Neitzel shared the material with renowned and bestselling psychologist Harald Wezler and they set about trying to make sense of the vast piles of documents, the hours of transcripts. The result is SOLDATEN, a landmark book which will change the way we look at soldiers and war, and is as relevant to our modern conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan as it was to the soldiers of the German Army in 1945. Published to huge acclaim and controversy in Germany it was a number one bestseller there and reignited the debate about the banality of evil under the Nazi regime.


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ISBN: 9780852652404
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Number of pages: 352
Author: David Leigh
Publisher: Guardian Books

Download and read online WikiLeaks in PDF and EPUB It was the biggest leak in history. WikiLeaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrity. Was he an internet messiah or a cyber-terrorist? Information freedom fighter or sex criminal? The debate would echo around the globe as US politicians called for his assassination. Award-winning Guardian journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding have been at the centre of a unique publishing drama that involved the release of some 250,000 secret diplomatic cables and classified files from the Afghan and Iraq wars. At one point the platinum-haired hacker was hiding from the CIA in David Leigh's London house. Now, together with the paper's investigative reporting team, Leigh and Harding reveal the startling inside story of the man and the leak.

Hue 1968

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ISBN: 9780802189240
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Number of pages: 594
Author: Mark Bowden
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

Download and read online Hue 1968 in PDF and EPUB New York Times Bestseller "An extraordinary feat of journalism . . . full of emotion and color."—Karl Marlantes, Wall Street Journal The first battle book from Mark Bowden since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive. The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue, Vietnam?s intellectual and cultural capital, by 10,000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. Within hours the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts. American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the Front?s presence, ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II. With unprecedented access to war archives in the U.S. and Vietnam and interviews with participants from both sides, Bowden narrates each stage of this crucial battle through multiple viewpoints. Played out over 24 days and ultimately costing 10,000 lives, the Battle of Hue was by far the bloodiest of the entire war. When it ended, the American debate was never again about winning, only about how to leave. Hue 1968 is a gripping and moving account of this pivotal moment.

Ordinary Men

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ISBN: 9780062303035
Release Date: 2017-02-28
Number of pages: 384
Author: Christopher R. Browning
Publisher: HarperCollins

Download and read online Ordinary Men in PDF and EPUB Christopher R. Browning’s shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews—now with a new afterword and additional photographs. Ordinary Men is the true story of Reserve Police Battalion 101 of the German Order Police, which was responsible for mass shootings as well as round-ups of Jewish people for deportation to Nazi death camps in Poland in 1942. Browning argues that most of the men of RPB 101 were not fanatical Nazis but, rather, ordinary middle-aged, working-class men who committed these atrocities out of a mixture of motives, including the group dynamics of conformity, deference to authority, role adaptation, and the altering of moral norms to justify their actions. Very quickly three groups emerged within the battalion: a core of eager killers, a plurality who carried out their duties reliably but without initiative, and a small minority who evaded participation in the acts of killing without diminishing the murderous efficiency of the battalion whatsoever. While this book discusses a specific Reserve Unit during WWII, the general argument Browning makes is that most people succumb to the pressures of a group setting and commit actions they would never do of their own volition. Ordinary Men is a powerful, chilling, and important work with themes and arguments that continue to resonate today. “A remarkable—and singularly chilling—glimpse of human behavior...This meticulously researched book...represents a major contribution to the literature of the Holocaust."—Newsweek

Abu Ghraib After the Scandal

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ISBN: 9781476600116
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Number of pages: 208
Author: Salvatore Anthony Esposito, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Abu Ghraib After the Scandal in PDF and EPUB "In 2003 the United States military invaded Iraq. In 2004, an Army MP in Abu Ghraib Prison provided photographs of prisoner abuse. However, soldiers have lived, bled and died protecting the human rights of detainees at Abu Ghraib. This work details the courage, resolve, and mercy of the soldiers of the 344th Combat Support Hospital Army reservists (NY)"--Provided by publisher.

Forgotten Patriots

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ISBN: 9780786727049
Release Date: 2008-11-11
Number of pages: 360
Author: Edwin G. Burrows
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Forgotten Patriots in PDF and EPUB Between 1775 and 1783, some 200,000 Americans took up arms against the British Crown. Just over 6,800 of those men died in battle. About 25,000 became prisoners of war, most of them confined in New York City under conditions so atrocious that they perished by the thousands. Evidence suggests that at least 17,500 Americans may have died in these prisons—more than twice the number to die on the battlefield. It was in New York, not Boston or Philadelphia, where most Americans gave their lives for the cause of independence. New York City became the jailhouse of the American Revolution because it was the principal base of the Crown's military operations. Beginning with the bumper crop of American captives taken during the 1776 invasion of New York, captured Americans were stuffed into a hastily assembled collection of public buildings, sugar houses, and prison ships. The prisoners were shockingly overcrowded and chronically underfed—those who escaped alive told of comrades so hungry they ate their own clothes and shoes. Despite the extraordinary number of lives lost, Forgotten Patriots is the first-ever account of what took place in these hell-holes. The result is a unique perspective on the Revolutionary War as well as a sobering commentary on how Americans have remembered our struggle for independence—and how much we have forgotten.


Filename: rope.pdf
ISBN: 1742576923
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Number of pages: 208
Author: Amanda Howard
Publisher: New Holland Publishing Australia Pty Limited

Download and read online Rope in PDF and EPUB There are some incredible stories herein, badly conducted hangings, botched executions like that of Eva Dugan and the hanging of innocent men and women, miraculous survivals and horrific deaths. Writer Amanda Howard has uncovered many relatively unknown stories, delving into case studies of individuals and even entire communities. Rope: A History of the Hanged takes the reader on a journey throughout the history of hanging, detailing the evolution of what was once a common method of capital punishment from the development of the drop to the invention of the gallows by Tyburn Gallows. Readers will be enlightened on the mechanisms of the act of hanging as well as famous executioners like Albert Pierre point and William Calcraft.

Chain of Command

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ISBN: 9780061807657
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 448
Author: Seymour M. Hersh
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Chain of Command in PDF and EPUB Since September 11, 2001, Seymour M. Hersh has riveted readers -- and outraged the Bush Administration -- with his explosive stories in The New Yorker, including his headline-making pieces on the abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Now, Hersh brings together what he has learned, along with new reporting, to answer the critical question of the last four years: How did America get from the clear morning when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center to a divisive and dirty war in Iraq? In Chain of Command, Hersh takes an unflinching look behind the public story of the war on terror and into the lies and obsessions that led America into Iraq. Hersh draws on sources at the highest levels of the American government and intelligence community, in foreign capitals, and on the battlefield for an unparalleled view of a critical chapter in America's recent history. In a new afterword, he critiques the government's failure to adequately investigate prisoner abuse -- at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere -- and punish those responsible. With an introduction by The New Yorker's editor, David Remnick, Chain of Command is a devastating portrait of an administration blinded by ideology and of a president whose decisions have made the world a more dangerous place for America.


Filename: commonwealth.pdf
ISBN: 9780674053960
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Number of pages: 448
Author: Michael Hardt
Publisher: Harvard University Press

Download and read online Commonwealth in PDF and EPUB When Empire appeared in 2000, it defined the political and economic challenges of the era of globalization and, thrillingly, found in them possibilities for new and more democratic forms of social organization. Now, with Commonwealth, Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri conclude the trilogy begun with Empire and continued in Multitude, proposing an ethics of freedom for living in our common world and articulating a possible constitution for our common wealth.

Tokyo Vice

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ISBN: 0307378942
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 336
Author: Jake Adelstein
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Tokyo Vice in PDF and EPUB A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organized crime from an American investigative journalist. Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, where for twelve years he covered the dark side of Japan: extortion, murder, human trafficking, fiscal corruption, and of course, the yakuza. But when his final scoop exposed a scandal that reverberated all the way from the neon soaked streets of Tokyo to the polished Halls of the FBI and resulted in a death threat for him and his family, Adelstein decided to step down. Then, he fought back. In Tokyo Vice he delivers an unprecedented look at Japanese culture and searing memoir about his rise from cub reporter to seasoned journalist with a price on his head. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Fixing Hell

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ISBN: 9780446537872
Release Date: 2008-09-18
Number of pages: 304
Author: Larry C. James
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Download and read online Fixing Hell in PDF and EPUB This is the story of Abu Ghraib that you haven't heard, told by the soldier sent by the Army to restore order and ensure that the abuses that took place there never happen again. In April 2004, the world was shocked by the brutal pictures of beatings, dog attacks, sex acts, and the torture of prisoners held at Abu Ghraib in Iraq. As the story broke, and the world began to learn about the extent of the horrors that occurred there, the U.S. Army dispatched Colonel Larry James to Abu Ghraib with an overwhelming assignment: to dissect this catastrophe, fix it, and prevent it from being repeated. A veteran of deployments to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and a nationally well-known and respected Army psychologist, Colonel James's expertise made him the one individual capable of taking on this enormous task. Through Colonel James's own experience on the ground, readers will see the tightrope military personnel must walk while fighting in the still new battlefield of the war on terror, the challenge of serving as both a doctor/healer and combatant soldier, and what can-and must-be done to ensure that interrogations are safe, moral, and effective. At the same time, Colonel James also debunks many of the false stories and media myths surrounding the actions of American soldiers at both Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and he reveals shining examples of our men and women in uniform striving to serve with honor and integrity in the face of extreme hardship and danger. An intense and insightful personal narrative, Fixing Hell shows us an essential perspective on Abu Ghraib that we've never seen before.

Shadows of War

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ISBN: 9781139484343
Release Date: 2010-02-25
Number of pages:
Author: Efrat Ben-Ze’ev
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Shadows of War in PDF and EPUB Silence lies between forgetting and remembering. This book explores how different societies have constructed silences to enable men and women to survive and make sense of the catastrophic consequences of armed conflict. Using a range of disciplinary approaches, it examines the silences that have followed violence in twentieth-century Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. These essays show that silence is a powerful language of remembrance and commemoration and a cultural practice with its own rules. This broad-ranging book discloses the universality of silence in the ways we think about war through examples ranging from the Spanish Civil War and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the Armenian Genocide and South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bringing together scholarship on varied practices in different cultures, this book breaks new ground in the vast literature on memory, and opens up new avenues of reflection and research on the lingering aftermath of war.