The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days by Karen J. GreenbergThe Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days by Karen J. Greenberg

The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days

byKaren J. Greenberg

Paperback | October 11, 2010

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Named one of the Washington Post Book World's Best Books of 2009, The Least Worst Place offers a gripping narrative account of the first one hundred days of Guantanamo. Greenberg, one of America's leading experts on the Bush Administration's policies on terrorism, tells the story through agroup of career officers who tried - and ultimately failed - to stymie the Pentagon's desire to implement harsh new policies in Guantanamo and bypass the Geneva Conventions. Peopled with genuine heroes and villains, this narrative of the earliest days of the post-9/11 era centers on the conflictsbetween Gitmo-based Marine officers intent on upholding the Geneva Accords and an intelligence unit set up under the Pentagon's aegis. The latter ultimately won out, replacing transparency with secrecy, military protocol with violations of basic operation procedures, and humane and legal detaineetreatment with harsh interrogation methods and torture. Greenberg's riveting account puts a human face on this little-known story, revealing how America first lost its moral bearings in the wake of 9/11.
Karen J. Greenberg is Executive Director of the Center on Law and Security, NYU School of Law. She has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, the Daily Beast, and the American Prospect.
Title:The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 DaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.98 × 9.21 × 0.75 inPublished:October 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019975411X

ISBN - 13:9780199754113

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Table of Contents

Preface1. World Gone Wrong2. The Wrong Man3. The Void4. The Bad Guys First5. The Petting Zoo6. The General and the Chaplain7. Missing Pieces8. A Political Animal9. Towels into Turbans10. Buried AlivePostscript