I would encourage people to read this book.
This book will- as it should- make you good and angry at such outrageous violations of everything about justice we thought our country believed in.
If the Guantánamo Bay prison is ever closed, Clive Stafford Smith will have done more than anyone to achieve that result.
This book is about the prisoners at Guantanamo Mr. Smith represented, and by extension many more whose stories touched those of his clients. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by Paul Siemering
This is a great book from start to finish. It is a hard hitting truth about the outragous behaviour that has meant people have been tortured by "civilized" coutries that should... Read morePublished on August 17, 2009 by Gary N. Frost
The author, Clive Stafford Smith, draws on his experience as lawyer for over 50 Guatánamo prisoners to offer a damning account of the Bush and Blair governments' outrageous... Read morePublished on April 13, 2009 by A. L. Roth
Well written account by a death penalty defense lawyer of his experiences trying to defend Gitmo detainees. Read morePublished on February 27, 2009 by Stephen Harlen
I'm not generally a non-fiction fan. I purchased this book after it was recommended by The Economist (without question, my favorite periodical). Read morePublished on December 30, 2008 by Klide
Tragic book, very well written. I suspect all of it is true. If 10% is true, people who care about America need to tell our leaders that things must change now. Read morePublished on June 14, 2008 by Bruce R. Pfaff
In vivid, engaging prose uncommon among attorney authors, Clive Stafford Smith offers a startling first-hand account of America's most well-known gulag: the prison camps at... Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by EGD
If you haven't read Robert Conquest's seminal work The Great Terror about the purges, the show trials, law, and justice under Stalin, you might want to consider reading that first. Read morePublished on April 8, 2008 by David W. Straight
Imagine that you have been swept away to a prison, kept in solitary confinement and when taken out for questioning you are continually asked about the tomatoes you were carrying (... Read morePublished on February 5, 2008 by jibli