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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.
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 14 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 15 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 19 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 22 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 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
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 on June 26, 2012 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