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Author Harbury, Jennifer.

Title Truth, torture, and the American way : the history and consequences of U.S. involvement in torture / Jennifer K. Harbury
Edition First edition
Published Boston : Beacon Press, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  323.0973 Har/Tta  AVAILABLE
Description xxxi, 227 pages ; 22 cm
Contents An early glimpse -- The fall of Abu Ghraib -- The lessons of Latin American human rights history -- From the Latin American torture cells -- What can be done : the law -- Paying the price -- Reflections on our future
Summary "Jennifer Harbury's investigation into torture began when her husband disappeared in Guatemala in 1992; she told the story of his torture and murder in Searching for Everardo. For over a decade since, Harbury has used her formidable legal, research, and organizing skills to press for the U.S. government's disclosure of America's involvement in harrowing abuses in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Her mission has a renewed urgency in the wake of the disclosures from Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-215) and index
Subject Human rights -- Government policy -- United States.
Human rights -- Latin America.
Political prisoners -- Abuse of.
LC no. 2005011578
ISBN 0807003077 paperback alkaline paper