Standard Operating Procedure: A War Story
Standard Operating Procedure is the story of the infamous Abu Ghraib photographs of prisoner abuse, as seen through the eyes and told through the voices of the soldiers who took them and appeared in them. It is the story of how those soldiers were at once the instruments and victims of a great injustice.
Drawing on more than two hundred hours of Errol Morris’ startlingly frank and intimate interviews with the soldier-photographers who gave us what have become iconic images of the Iraq War.
‘A compelling meditation on a descent into cruelty. ’ Daily Telegraph
‘An extraordinary book . . . Although Gourevitch lets the soldiers speak for themselves, his few analytical forays are invaluable.’ Guardian
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Review: Standard Operating ProcedureUser Review - Sam Woodward - Goodreads
Most people will recall the disturbing photographs seen on the news of American soldiers abusing inmates of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Standard Operating Procedure is an account of how such treatment ... Read full review
Review: Standard Operating ProcedureUser Review - Michael Griswold - Goodreads
Phillip Gourevitch earned my trust when he wrote "We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with our Families on the Rwandan Genocide. In Standard Operating Procedure Gourevitch ... Read full review