Standard Operating Procedure

A War Story

Philip Gourevitch

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

Genre: Non-Fiction
ISBN: 978033045201401
Published: 02/01/2009

Philip Gourevitch

Philip Gourevitch

Philip Gourevitch is the author of We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families. He is a staff writer for the New Yorker and former editor of the Paris Review.

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