Enemy Combatant: My Imprisonment at Guantanamo, Bagram, and Kandahar

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The New Press, May 10, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
When Enemy Combatant was first published in the United States in hardcover in 2006 it garnered sensational reviews, and its author was featured in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, on National Public Radio, and on ABC News. A second generation British Muslim, Begg had been held by the U.S. military for more than three years before being released without charge in January of 2005. His memoir is the first published account by a Guantánamo detainee of life inside the infamous prison.

Writing in the Washington Post Book World, Jane Mayer described Enemy Combatant as “fascinating . . . Begg provides some ideological counterweight to the one-sided spin coming from the U.S. government. He writes passionately and personally, stripping readers of the comforting lie that somehow the detainees aren't really like us, with emotional attachments, intellectual interests and fully developed humanity.”

Recommended by the Financial Times and Tikkun magazine and a ColorLines Editors' Pick of Post-9/11 Books, Enemy Combatant is “a forcefully told, up-to-the-minute political story . . . necessary reading for people on all sides of the issue” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
 

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CIA operatives forcibly took Begg, a British citizen of Pakistani descent, from his home in Islamabad in 2002 and imprisoned him in GuantĂƒÂ¯Ă‚Â¿Ă‚Â½namo from 2003 until 2005, when he was released ... Read full review

Contents

1 Illegally Detained
1
2 The Lynx
20
3 Underdogs
41
4 Mercy Mission
58
5 Spooks
78
6 English 558
108
7 The Hardest Test
137
8 Devils Agents
163
9 A Solitary Echo
192
10 Trial of Strength
224
11 The Teasing Illusion
258
12 Chime of the Razor Wire
287
13 Mockery of Justice
320
14 Do You Know Who I Am?
356
Epilogue
388
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