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I think this is a very informative and well researched and written tale.
Also I feel that it's very careful about not overstating the kinds of abuse and torture that soldiers were involved in, and who was involved in it.
Phillips focuses instead on the personal stories of U.S. soldiers and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I thought this would be about the troops and how they would become different than they were "before". Read morePublished 6 months ago by Loves the View
We often think that the only danger in which we put soldiers is physical danger. But we ignore the mental and emotional dangers of asking them to do horrible, morally repugnant... Read morePublished 8 months ago by M. Abe
This book takes an in depth look at the impact of torture on those who administer it, a unique and important perspective that is often missing from war coverage. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Greg
"None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture" by Joshua Phillips finally gives the personal perspectives of the people involved on both sides of what happened... Read morePublished 14 months ago by janet
This is really a powerful and fascinating book. I was amazed how the book exposed all sorts of dimensions about detainee abuse and torture that I never knew about. Read morePublished 16 months ago by LS
It's very tough to cover topics like torture, veterans issues, and PTSD. They're painful subjects, and hard for most of us to confront. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Abriro
This reporter went out and under no supervision or guidance of anyone with experience in dealing with combat veterans struck out under a false pretense claiming to be a relative to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by OIFtanker4ID
This book is a compassionate look at torture in Afghanistan and Iraq, through the eyes of both US soldiers who became torturers by circumstance and their victims. Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by fatimajones
We've read much about torture in the past years but little about those who committed the acts and how it impacted their lives. Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by Daphne Grab