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    DescriptionIn 2002 Donald Rumsfeld signed a memo that authorized the controversial interrogation practices that later migrated to Guantanamo, Afghanistan, Abu Ghraib, and elsewhere. From a behind-the-scenes vantage point, Phillipe Sands investigates how this memo set the stage for a divergence from the Geneva Convention and the Torture Convention and holds the individual gatekeepers in the Bush administration accountable for their failure to safeguard international law. Cited in Congressional hearings, "Torture Team" is the "rigorous, honest, devastating" (Vanessa Redgrave) account of high ranking members of the Bush administration's involvement in authorizing torture and subsequent attempt to cover their tracks.


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    Title
    Torture Team
    Subtitle
    Rumsfeld's Memo and the Betrayal of American Values
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor Philippe Sands
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 270
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780230614437
    ISBN 10: 0230614434
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    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    12 May 2009
    Author Information
    Philippe Sands is an international lawyer and a professor of law at University College London. He is the author of "Lawless World" and is frequently a commentator on news and current affairs programs including CNN, MSNBC, and BBC World Service. He has been involved in many leading international cases, including those involving the treatment of British detainees at Guantanamo Bay. He lives in London, England.
    Review quote
    "Rigorous, honest, devastating; I couldn't put it down." -- Vanessa Redgrave"Gripping, furious and very serious indeed." -- John le Carre"Sands has written a page-turning investigation into one of the darkest mysteries in American history: how a country that has led the world on human rights came to embrace a policy of barbaric abuse. One by one, he corners the suspects and sifts the clues, shedding new light at each step along the way." -- Jane Mayer, staff writer, The New Yorker Magazine "Philippe Sands has uncovered the proper assignment of responsibility for torture and cruel and unusual punishment administered by the U.S. in the so-called Global War on Terror. Read this book to learn who made these decisions. More importantly, read it to learn how under George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney America abandoned its strongest pillar of power--its own integrity." --Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell "A remorseless, shocking, forensic narrative, "Torture Team" leads us from Rumsfeld's office in the Pentagon, via a score of eager-to-please lawyers and bureaucrats, and shows us the brutal consequences for one detainee. The parallel with Nazi Germany's descent into immorality is impossible to escape. This may well be the most important book to emerge since 9/11." -- Robert Harris, journalist and bestselling author of "Pompeii," "Imperium" and "The Ghost """ "Sands's...book put[s] "the torture team" - the group of more than a half dozen Bush Administration lawyers who gave the green light for the introduction of torture - into sharp focus." - Scott Horton, "Harper's Magazine""" ""Torture Team," Sands's book...may well be the best bit of contemporary investigative journalism you will read: it is right up there with Woodward and Bernstein, a tour de force of relentlessly dogged pursuit, of interviews with guilty men acquired against all the odds, a beautifully told and humane narrative that follows a paper trail and