The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison by Andy Worthington

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This is an important book. If you care about our Government’s complicity in these illegal and horrific acts then this book provides the evidence. Carefully researched and documented, it reveals a story of appalling brutality. The people are not mere ciphers but, as their stories unfold, their pain becomes our concern. (Ken Loach)

Extraordinary rendition, false imprisonment, inhumane treatment … has forever destroyed and reshaped the lives of hundreds of men, of whom I was one. The subject matter of this book is imperative, being the first of its kind to collate and describe accounts from the prisoners themselves and pitting them against the purported reasons for their incarceration – without charge or trial (Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo detainee and spokesman for CagePrisoners)

The [book] is a meticulous piece of documentation about torture. … It recalls the age old story of the willingness of both governments and ordinary people to inflict pain upon each other for financial and political gain while exercising a misguided sense of power over those peoples perceived as inferior to themselves. This is an extremely vital and important piece of work. (Marty Fisher, Co-Producer of Alex Gibney’s “Taxi to the Dark Side”, a film about the U.S. torture activities in Afghanistan, Guantanamo and Iraq).

Gently read softcover. Spine uncreased. One crease to front cover edge.