Barry Eisler

Inside Out


In addition to the sources listed in the preceding section, Inside Out draws on a number of excellent books, all of which I would recommend to anyone interested in further exploring the facts behind my fiction.

The U.S. Torture Program:

Administration of Torture: A Documentary Record from Washington to Abu Ghraib and Beyond, by Jameel Jaffer and Amrit Singh

Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib, by Seymour Hersh

The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals, by Jane Mayer

Getting Away with Torture: Secret Government, War Crimes, and the Rule of Law, by Christopher H. Pyle

Ghost Plane: The True Story of The CIA Rendition and Torture Program, by Stephen Grey

How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who Used Brains, Not Brutality, to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq, by Matthew Alexander

The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil, by Philip Zimbardo

The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America’s Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11, by Ron Suskind

A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation, from the Cold War to the War on Terror, by Alfred W. McCoy

Torture and Democracy, by Darius Rejali

The Torture Memos: Rationalizing the Unthinkable, by David Cole

The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib, by Karen J. Greenberg

Torture Team: Rumsfeld’s Memo and the Betrayal of American Values, by Philippe Sands

Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror, by Mark Danner

Truth, Torture, and the American Way: The History and Consequences of U.S. Involvement in Torture, by Jennifer K. Harbury

Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters, by Richard A. Clarke



Guantánamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power, by Joseph Marguilies

The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, by Andy Worthington

Guantánamo: What the World Should Know, by Michael Ratner and Ellen Ray

The Guantánamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law, by Mark Denbeaux and Jonathan Hafetz.


Civil Liberties:

Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency, by Barton Gellman

Bush’s Law: The Remaking of American Justice, by Eric Lichtblau

Justice at War: The Men and Ideas that Shaped America’s War on Terror, by David Cole

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, by Andrew Bacevich.

Nation of Secrets: The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life, by Ted Gup

The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping of America, by James Bramford

Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times, by Amy Goodman and David Goodman

Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency, by Charlie Savage

The Terror Presidency: Law and Judgment Inside the Bush Administration, by Jack Goldsmith

The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements, by Eric Hoffer


Government/Media Collusion:

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, by Neil Postman

Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics, by Glenn Greenwald

The Great Derangement: A Terrifying True Story of War, Politics, and Religion, by Matt Taibbi

Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government–And How We Take It Back, by David Sirota

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, by Noam Chomsky and Edward S. Herman

A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, by Glenn Greenwald


Films on Related Subjects:

  1. No End in Sight, by Charles Ferguson
  2. Secrecy, by Peter Galison and Robb Moss
  3. Standard Operating Procedure, by Errol Morris
  4. Taxi to the Dark Side, by Alex Gibney
  5. Torturing Democracy

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