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I think this is a very informative and well researched and written tale.
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.
That it happens is fact, How it happens, and the effects, are the more interesting and pertinent investigations, which this book tackles.
Too many generalities for my tastes and a profound lack of focus. Reads like a bright boy's college thesis. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chris Cennedy
I am a Marine who served in Vietnam along the DMZ. I am 100% disabled with PTSD. I also have prostate cancer and Parkinson's disease attributed to Agent Orange. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chi
At the heart of “None of Us Were like This Before” is one unit’s tragic story.
The 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, deployed to... Read more
I thought this would be about the troops and how they would become different than they were "before". Read morePublished 23 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 on April 12, 2013 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 on December 3, 2012 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 on September 19, 2012 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 on July 20, 2012 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 on July 19, 2012 by Abriro