Torture Central by Michael Keller
E-mails From Abu Ghraib

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"Michael Keller was once a software executive from Florida. Then came September 11, 2001. A few weeks after the al-Qaeda attacks on America, he joined the Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in November of 2005.

In this revealing collection of e-mails and photographs, Keller shares his first-hand experiences in the War on Terror. Discover how it feels to man a gun-turret during convoy operations through the “Highway of Death,” what it’s like to guard the detainees at “Torture Central,” and what goes on in a soldier’s mind during the moment he decides whether or not to kill someone.

But at the heart of Torture Central is Keller’s frustration at being assigned to the prison at Abu Ghraib without any training and with orders to torture detainees and ignore the Geneva Convention. His candid accounts illuminate his struggle to end the atrocities despite threats of punishment by superior officers. Shockingly, this mistreatment happened a year after the infamous abuse photos were published, following numerous investigations and public promises stating that the situation had been corrected.

Thought-provoking and full of chilling detail, Keller’s vivid look at Operation Iraqi Freedom is a must-read for all Americans."
 

About Michael Keller

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Michael Keller was an executive at Orion Pictures Corporation until his retirement in 1991. His corporate credits include work on DANCES WITH WOLVES, HANNAH AND HER SISTERS, AMADEUS and SILENCE OF THE LAMBS--all Academy Award winners. He was featured in acting roles at M-G-M in two Elvis Presley films--STAY AWAY JOE and LIVE A LITTLE, LOVE A LITTLE. On television, Michael appeared in several Universal Television Movies-of-the-Week and was cast in various series including, M*A*S*H, NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR and THE KAREN VALENTINE SHOW. Keller was the founder and artistic director of the theatre division at the prestigious HIDDEN VALLEY MUSIC SEMINARS located on California's scenic Monterey Peninsula. He has made his home in Thailand for the past 14 years. Currently, Keller is editing his novel, THE ROSE OF SHARON, a work of historical fiction.
 
Published December 9, 2008 by iUniverse. 188 pages
Genres: History, Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, War, Travel, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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