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Wow. Conroy goes into detail on three incidents that truly reveal how prevalent torture is, even in modern democracies. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Matt Johnson
An excellent study of the practice of torture. Conroy's book balances theory and case studies. The study on the Jon Burge torture cases in Chicago is particularly enlightening as... Read morePublished 15 months ago by George
I expected a much more tightly-wound storyline. This book consists of a collection of essays/interviews with both victims and perpetrators of torture. Read morePublished on April 29, 2013 by avid reader
Provides a balanced perspective to types of torture, understanding the torturer and the torture survivor, and to look at how social systems continue to ignore or support the use of... Read morePublished on February 4, 2011 by Mark DeMoss
This book is a chilling expose of its title - unspeakable acts by ordinary people. The book documents how torture in the "civilized" west -- Northern Ireland, Israel, and the US --... Read morePublished on January 9, 2007 by John M. Hagedorn
Here is a comprehensive review and analysis of three different contexts in which torture took place: Ireland, Israel and Chicago. Conroy's intellectual honesty is ravaging...Published on February 21, 2006 by amazon, USA
The aboved name book, I bought was well parked, new and it came to time.Appreciated.Published on February 16, 2006 by Esther Adeloye
"Unspeakable Acts, Ordinary People" is a thoughtful investigation of torture in the modern world. Conroy reconstructs three episodes: the torture of IRA suspects by the British... Read morePublished on May 21, 2004
The above quote comes from the brief biographical piece on John Conroy included in the online program for the 2000 Amnesty International USA Midwest Regional Conference, one of the... Read morePublished on May 19, 2002 by David Nichols