Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib by Larry C. JamesFixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib by Larry C. James

Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu Ghraib

byLarry C. JamesForeword byPhilip Zimbardo

Hardcover | September 18, 2008

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This is the story of Abu Ghraib that you haven't heard, told by the soldier sent by the Army to restore order and ensure that the abuses that took place there never happen again.


In April 2004, the world was shocked by the brutal pictures of beatings, dog attacks, sex acts, and the torture of prisoners held at Abu Ghraib in <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">Iraq. As the story broke, and the world began to learn about the extent of the horrors that occurred there, the U.S. Army dispatched Colonel Larry James to Abu Ghraib with an overwhelming assignment: to dissect this catastrophe, fix it, and prevent it from being repeated.

A veteran of deployments to <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Guantanamo Bay, <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">Cuba, and a nationally well-known and respected Army psychologist, Colonel James's expertise made him the one individual capable of taking on this enormous task. Through Colonel James's own experience on the ground, readers will see the tightrope military personnel must walk while fighting in the still new battlefield of the war on terror, the challenge of serving as both a doctor/healer and combatant soldier, and what can-and must-be done to ensure that interrogations are safe, moral, and effective.

At the same time, Colonel James also debunks many of the false stories and media myths surrounding the actions of American soldiers at both Abu Ghraib and <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_placename _w3a_st="on">Guantanamo <_st13a_placetype _w3a_st="on">Bay, and he reveals shining examples of our men and women in uniform striving to serve with honor and integrity in the face of extreme hardship and danger.

An intense and insightful personal narrative, Fixing Hell shows us an essential perspective on Abu Ghraib that we've never seen before.

About The Author

A colonel in the U.S. Army, Dr. Larry C. James was awarded a Bronze Star for distinguished service in Iraq. He is the Chair of the Psychology Department at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is the former Chair of the Department of Psychology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is also a Fellow of the American Psyc...
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Title:Fixing Hell: An Army Psychologist Confronts Abu GhraibFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.12 inPublished:September 18, 2008Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0446509280

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