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None of us were like this before

Joshua E. S. Phillips

None of us were like this before

American soldiers and torture

by Joshua E. S. Phillips

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Published by Verso in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • War on Terrorism, 2001-2009,
  • Psychology,
  • Torture,
  • Influence,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Soldiers,
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011,
  • Military Psychology,
  • Afghan War, 2001-,
  • Atrocities

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJoshua E.S. Phillips
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV8599.U6 P45 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 237 p. ;
    Number of Pages237
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25255668M
    ISBN 101844675998
    ISBN 109781844675999
    LC Control Number2010280623
    OCLC/WorldCa464580581

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