Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture by Ian CobainCruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture by Ian Cobain

Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture

byIan Cobain

Paperback | July 4, 2013

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The official line is clear: the UK does not 'participate in, solicit, encourage or condone' torture. And yet, the evidence is irrefutable: when faced with potential threats to our national security, the gloves always come off. Drawing on previously unseen official documents, and the accounts of witnesses, victims and experts, prize-winning investigative journalist Ian Cobain looks beyond the cover-ups and the equivocations, to get to the truth. From WWII to the War on Terror, via Kenya and Northern Ireland, Cruel Britannia shows how the British have repeatedly and systematically resorted to torture, bending the law where they can, and issuing categorical denials all the while. What emerges is a picture of Britain that challenges our complacency and exposes the lie behind our reputation for fair play.
IAN COBAIN was born in Liverpool in 1960. He has been a journalist since the early 1980s and is currently an investigative reporter with the Guardian. His inquiries into the UK's involvement in torture since 9/11 have won a number of major awards, including the Martha Gellhorn Prize and the Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism....
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Title:Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of TortureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.02 × 5.09 × 0.93 inPublished:July 4, 2013Publisher:Granta PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:184627334X

ISBN - 13:9781846273346

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