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Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp

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Works: 254 works in 454 publications in 3 languages and 42,847 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Diaries  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Suspense fiction  Young adult works  Juvenile works  Biography  Drama 
Classifications: HV6432, 355.129609729167
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Publications about Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Most widely held works about Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
    The least worst place Guantanamo's first 100 days by Karen J Greenberg( file )
    10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,832 libraries worldwide
    In January 2002, the first detainees of the War on Terror disembarked in Guantánamo Bay, dazed, bewildered, and--more often than not--alarmingly thin. With little advance notice, the military's preparations for this group of predominantly unimportant ne'er-do-wells were hastily thrown together, but as Karen Greenberg shows, a number of capable and honorable Marine officers tried to create a humane and just detention center. Greenberg, a leading expert on the Bush Administration's policies on terrorism, tells the story of the first one hundred days of Guantánamo through a group of career officers who tried--and ultimately failed--to stymie the Pentagon's desire to implement harsh new policies and bypass the Geneva Conventions. The latter ultimately won out, replacing transparency with secrecy, military protocol with violations of basic operation procedures, and humane and legal detainee treatment with harsh interrogation methods and torture--patterns of power that would come to dominate the Bush administration's overall strategy.--From publisher description
    Guantánamo and the abuse of presidential power by Joseph Margulies( Book )
    2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,497 libraries worldwide
    Argues that the Bush administration is abusing the law to give unlimited legal power to the president, citing the author's fight to win prisoners at Guantánamo Bay the right to a judicial review
    Eight o'clock ferry to the windward side seeking justice in Guantánamo Bay by Clive Stafford Smith( file )
    2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
    A human rights lawyer who has had independent access to the prisoners at Guantanamo documents the realities of their experiences while citing the near-absurdities that mark their incarceration, from an absence of security at the local airport to the army's order to protect iguanas on the roads
    My Guantánamo diary : the detainees and the stories they told me by Mahvish Rukhsana Khan( Book )
    3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
    Mahvish Khan is an American lawyer, born in Michigan to immigrant Afghan parents. Outraged that her country was illegally imprisoning people at Guantánamo, she volunteered to translate for the prisoners. She spoke their language, understood their customs, and brought them Starbucks chai, the closest available drink to the kind of tea they would drink at home. And they quickly befriended her, offering fatherly advice as well as a uniquely personal insight into their plight, and that of their families thousands of miles away. For Khan, the experience was a validation of her Afghan heritage--as well as her American freedoms, which allowed her to intervene at Guantánamo purely out of her sense that it was the right thing to do. Mahvish Khan's story is a challenging, brave test of who she is--and who we are.--From publisher description
    Habeas corpus after 9/11 confronting America's new global detention system by Jonathan Hafetz( file )
    6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,401 libraries worldwide
    This book is an examination of the rise of the U.S.-run global detention system that emerged after 9/11 and the efforts to challenge it through habeas corpus (a petition filed in court claiming unlawful imprisonment)
    Our nation unhinged : the human consequences of the War on Terror by Peter Jan Honigsberg( file )
    5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,328 libraries worldwide
    Examines what the author sees as the Bush administration's manipulation of American and international law and its human consequences, especially as evidenced by the treatment received by people charged as enemy combatants in the War on Terror
    The Guantánamo files the stories of the 774 detainees in America's illegal prison by Andy Worthington( file )
    3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
    Intercept : a novel of suspense by Patrick Robinson( Book )
    4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,156 libraries worldwide
    After a liberal judge releases four al-Qaeda terrorists, they slip away from CIA surveillance and disappear into the mountains of Pakistan, and soon the CIA learns that an attack on the U.S. mainland is imminent, an attack that can only be stopped by retired Navy SEAL Mack Bedford
    Inside the wire : a military intelligence soldier's eyewitness account of life at Guantanamo by Erik Saar( Book )
    3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,148 libraries worldwide
    An American soldier describes his six month's service at the Guantanamo Bay detainee camp, Camp Delta, where he worked as an Arabic translator, sat in on the interrogation of Muslim prisoners, and witnessed psychological and physical torture
    Guantánamo a Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution by Jana K Lipman( file )
    5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
    Guantánamo has become a symbol of what has gone wrong in the War on Terror. Yet Guantánamo is more than a U.S. naval base and prison in Cuba, it is a town, and our military occupation there has required more than soldiers and sailors-it has required workers. This revealing history of the women and men who worked on the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo Bay tells the story of U.S.-Cuban relations from a new perspective, and at the same time, shows how neocolonialism, empire, and revolution transformed the lives of everyday people. Drawing from rich oral histories and little-explored Cuban archives
    The prisoner of Guantánamo by Dan Fesperman( Book )
    3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
    Assigned as an interrogator at the Guantánamo prison, veteran FBI agent and Arabic speaker Revere Falk is put in charge of the investigation when the body of an American soldier washes up in Cuban territory
    Guantanamo boy by Anna Perera( Book )
    7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
    Six months after the events of September 11, 2001, Khalid, a Muslim fifteen-year-old boy from England, is kidnapped during a family trip to Pakistan and imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he is held for two years suffering interrogations, water-boarding, isolation, and more for reasons unknown to him
    Leaving Guantánamo : policies, pressures, and detainees returning to the fight by Etats-Unis( Book )
    3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 953 libraries worldwide
    Torture team : Rumsfeld's memo and the betrayal of American values by Philippe Sands( Book )
    4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 879 libraries worldwide
    "In December 2002, Donald Rumsfeld authorized new interrogation techniques for Guantanamo and opened the door to torture and other practices that later migrated to Abu Ghraib." "Torture Team uncovers the real story behind Rumsfeld's notorious memo, a tale of fear and abuse, deception and ideology that reveals how the path leading to torture began with Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, George W. Bush, and their lawyers. Traveling around America to interview key players, many whose voices have never previously been heard, renowned international lawyer Philippe Sands pieces together the role of advisors closest to the White House and shows how they violated the law in the name of security as other struggled to stop the abuse."--Jacket
    Enemy combatant : my imprisonment at Guantánamo, Bagram, and Kandahar by Moazzam Begg( Book )
    2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 873 libraries worldwide
    Moazzam Begg, a British Muslim, tells about the years he was held at Guantanamo Bay by the United States government, detailing his arrest, interrogations, solitary confinement, and other incidents that occurred during his imprisonment
    The Guantánamo lawyers : inside a prison outside the law by Mark P Denbeaux( Book )
    8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 840 libraries worldwide
    Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States imprisoned more than 750 men at its naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The detainees, ranging from teenagers to elderly men from over forty different countries, were held for years without charges, trial, or a fair hearing. Without any legal status or protection, they were truly outside the law: imprisoned in secret, denied communication with their families, and subjected to extreme isolation, physical and mental abuse, and, in some instances, torture. These are the detainees' stories, told by their lawyers because the prisoners themselves were silenced. It took lawyers who had filed habeas corpus petitions over two years to finally gain the right to visit and talk to their clients at Guantánamo. Even then, lawyers worked under severe restrictions, designed to inhibit communication and maximize secrecy. Eventually, however, lawyers did meet with their clients. This book contains over 100 personal narratives from attorneys who have represented detainees held at Guantánamo as well as at other overseas prisons, from Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to secret CIA jails or "black sites."
    Closing Guantanamo issues and legal matters surrounding the detention center's end ( file )
    5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
    Enemy combatant detainees : habeas corpus challenges in federal court -- Boumediene v. Bush : Guantanamo detainees' right to habeas corpus
    My life with the Taliban by ʻAbd al-Salām Z̤aʻīf( Book )
    10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
    "My Life with the Taliban is the autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, a former senior member of Afghanistan's Taliban and a principal actor in its domestic and foreign affairs. Translated for the first time from the Pashto, Zaeef's words share more than a personal history of an unusual life. They supply a counternarrative to standard accounts of Afghanistan since 1979. Zaeef shares his experiences as a poor youth in rural Kandahar. Both his parents died when he was young, and Russia's invasion in 1979 forced Zaeef to flee to Pakistan. In 1983, Zaeef joined the jihad against the Soviets, fighting alongside several major figures of the anti-Soviet resistance, including current Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. After the war, he returned to his quiet life in Helmand, but factional conflicts soon broke out, and Zaeef, disgusted by the ensuing lawlessness, joined with other former mujahidin to form the Taliban, which assumed power in 1994. Zaeef recounts his time with the organization, first as a civil servant and then as a minister who negotiated with foreign oil companies and Ahmed Shah Massoud, the leader of the Afghani resistance. Zaeef served as ambassador to Pakistan at the time of 9/11, and his testimony sheds light on the "phoney war" that preceded the U.S.-led intervention. In 2002, Zaeef was delivered to the American forces operating in Pakistan and spent four and a half years in prison, including several years in Guantanamo, before being released without trial or charge. His reflections offer a privileged look at the communities that form the bedrock of the Taliban and the forces that motivate men like Zaeef to fight. They also provide an illuminating perspective on life in Guantanamo"--Jacket
    The terror courts : rough justice at Guantanamo Bay by Jess Bravin( Book )
    7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
    Offers the first inside account of America's continuing legal experiment at Guantanamo Bay--a permanent, offshore justice system designed to assure convictions by denying constitutional rights
    Lidless by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig( file )
    7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
    "In the fifteen years since Alice served in the U.S. Army as an interrogator at Guantánamo Bay, she has successfully reinvented herself and suppressed all memories of her prior life, mostly through the aid of pharmaceuticals. She now lives contentedly, if not passionately, in Minnesota with her loving husband and precocious teenage daughter. That is, until Bashir, a Pakistani Muslim, shows up at Alice's flower shop and asks for part of her liver as compensation for the suffering he endured as one of her detainees. The request sets into motion a series of visceral and spiritual encounters among six characters whose lives will be forever connected and defined by a single act of inhumanity. This daring and beautiful play is at once searingly poetic and incisively political as it explores the nature of trauma, the conflicting eroticism and brutality of violence, and the blurry line between revenge and redemption."--Back cover
 
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Alternative Names
Camp Delta (Guantánamo Bay Naval Base)
Gitmo (Detention camp : Guantánamo Bay Naval Base)
Gitmo (internační tábor : Guantánamo Bay Naval Base)
Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba). Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Kuba). Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Guantánamo (Detention camp : Guantánamo Bay Naval Base)
Guantánamo (internační tábor : Guantánamo Bay Naval Base)
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