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How to break a terrorist : the U.S. interrogators who used brains, not brutality, to take down the deadliest man in Iraq

Author: Matthew Alexander; John R Bruning
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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A U.S. military interrogator describes his work in Iraq and his innovative approach that replaces torture with empathy, a procedure that he used to gain the intelligence information required to bring down Abu Musab Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
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Named Person: Abū Muṣʻab Zarqāwī; Matthew Alexander; Abū Muṣʻab Zarqāwī; Abū Musàb Zarqāwī
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Alexander; John R Bruning
ISBN: 9781416573159 1416573151
OCLC Number: 229025495
Description: xiii, 288 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: PART 1. PROLOGUE: THE GOLDEN DOME: 1. The 'Gator Pit ; 2. The skeleton ; 3. The jovial Imam ; 4. Love of family ; 5. The convenient car bomb ; 6 . The burning house --
PART 2. COMING INTO FOCUS: 7. Fractures ; 8. The other side of the house ; 9. The Group of Five ; 10. The second wife ; 11. A life for redemption ; 12. Preacher of hate ; 13. The blue BMW ; 14. The Devil's choice --
PART 3. GOING IN CIRCLES: 15. Cat and mouse ; 16. The Leader ; 17. Fault lines ; 18. The Eyes of Fatima ;19. The return to the other side of the house ; 20. Terrorist follies ; 21. The media man ; 22. A visit from the boss ; 23. A slip --
PART 4. DICE RULL: 24. A single, empty hand ; 25. Six hours ; 26. The duel ; 27. A chance for unity ; 28. Treason ; 29. The secret deal ;30. Stasis ; 31. The unknown Imam ; 32. The Seventh of June --
Epilogue: Killing the Hydra.
Responsibility: Matthew Alexander with John R. Bruning ; [foreword by Mark Bowden].
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