Standard Operating Procedure by Philip Gourevitch & Errol Morris

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The first full reckoning of what actually happened at Abu Ghraib prison-"one of the most devastating of the many books on Iraq" (The New York Times Book Review)

A relentlesly surprising and perceptive account of the front lines of the war on terror, Standard Operating Procedure is a war story that takes its place among the classics. Acclaimed author Philip Gourevitch presents the story behind a defining moment in the war, and a defining moment in our understanding of ourselves- the infamous Abu Ghraib photographs of prisoner abuse. Drawing on Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris's astonishing interviews with the Americans who took and appeared in the pictures, Standard Operating Procedure is an utterly original book that stands to endure as essential reading long after the current war in Iraq passes from the headlines.
 

About Philip Gourevitch & Errol Morris

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Philip Gourevitch is the award-winning author of We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda and A Cold Case. He is the editor of The Paris Review and a longtime staff writer for The New Yorker. Errol Morris is a world-renowned filmmaker-the Academy Award-winning director of The Fog of War and the recipient of a MacArthur genius award. His other films include Mr. Death, Fast Cheap & Out of Control, A Brief History of Time, and The Thin Blue Line.
 
Published April 28, 2009 by Penguin Books. 314 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, War, Travel, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Here, author and journalist Gourevitch and documentary filmmaker Morris have compiled the complete story of Abu Ghraib, from Iraqi prison to prison of occupying American forces, and the crimes its wal

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The New York Times

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In this companion volume to Errol Morris’s new movie, Philip Gourevitch and Mr. Morris look at how Abu Ghraib became the anything-goes prison.

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The New York Times

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In this companion volume to Errol Morris’s new movie, Philip Gourevitch and Mr. Morris look at how Abu Ghraib became the anything-goes prison.

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The New York Times

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Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris collaborate to tell the story of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse.

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The Guardian

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This is the definition of torture under international law, and torturers - and those who order or are otherwise complicit in torture - may be prosecuted in any country regardless of their nationality or the location of the crime.

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The Guardian

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Standard Operating Procedure: A War Story by Philip Gourevitch and Errol Morris Picador £16.99, pp286 It is the most famous photograph of the Iraq War: a skinny man, hooded and shawled in black cloth, stands on an upturned crate, his arms partly raised, palms turned out in a gesture that could ...

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Publishers Weekly

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Here, author and journalist Gourevitch and documentary filmmaker Morris have compiled the complete story of Abu Ghraib, from Iraqi prison to prison of occupying American forces, and the crimes its walls concealed-only some of which were revealed in photographs that hit the global media in 2003.

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