Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control (Paperback)

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Vivid and disturbing, Brainwash is essential insight into the modern practice of interrogation and torture.

With access to formerly classified documentation and interviews from the CIA, U.S. Army, MI5, MI6, and British Intelligence Corps, Dominic Streatfeild traces the evolution of mind control from its origins in the Cold War to the height of today's war on terror.

Behind the front lines of every war in the world, prisoners are forced to sit for interrogation: manipulated, coerced, and sometimes tortured--often without ever being touched. Brainwash is a history of the methods intended to destroy and reconstruct the minds of captives, to extract information, convert dissidents, and lead peaceful men to kill and be killed.

About the Author

Dominic Streatfeild is a writer and documentary filmmaker. His television work includes the Discovery Channel’s series Age of Terror, which examined the roots of political violence. Streatfeild is the author of Cocaine: An Unauthorized Biography, Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, and A History of the World Since 9/11. He lives in the UK with his family.

Praise For…

“Breathless . . . reads like a spy thriller.” —The Guardian (UK)

“Marvelously engrossing. This book is a series of wonderfully detailed and cleverly told stories, each of which debunks the brainwashing myth. Streatfeild's narrative control cannot be faulted. His research is formidable.” —The Sunday Times (UK)

“An expansive and multifaceted exploration of brainwashing in its multitude of forms.” —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312427924
ISBN-10: 0312427921
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: May 27th, 2008
Pages: 432
Language: English