Our Bodies, Their Battlefields: War Through the Lives of Women

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Product Details

Price
$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781501199172

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About the Author

Ron Hutchinson is an Emmy-Award winning screenwriter and Olivier nominated playwright, who has taught at the American Film Institute, been a Writer in Residence for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and worked with some of the biggest names in the Hollywood, including Marlon Brando, Samuel L Jackson and Elizabeth Taylor. He has written for HBO, Universal Studios, Showtime, and the BBC, amongst others and has got the scars to prove it.

Reviews

"Award-winning war correspondent Christina Lamb gives voice to the voiceless in this harrowing testimony from women in war zones ... [Lamb] posits a path forward to justice. -Esquire, Best Books of Fall 2020 "The atrocities in Our Bodies, Their Battlefields horrify, as they should. Lamb...does society a service by forcing us to look." -New York Times Book Review "Superb... perhaps the most important work of nonfiction about rape since Susan Brown Miller's Against Our Will (1975). A searing, absolutely necessary expose of the uses of rape in recent wars and of global injustices to the survivors." -Kirkus, starred review "Casting her subjects as survivors rather than victims, Lamb gives life to individual stories without neglecting the larger picture ... [Our Bodies, Their Battlefields] casts vital light on a subject that has been long, and shamefully, ignored." -Booklist "A powerful, wrenching account that travels around the globe giving voice to those who have experienced almost unimaginable horrors... Far from an easy book to read, it casts vital light on a subject that has been long, and shamefully, ignored." -Booklist Online, Starred Review "This harrowing but important book is the work of an empathetic and tenacious chronicler." -Foreign Afairs, Capsule Review "Quite literally the most powerful and disturbing book that I have ever read." -Antony Beevor, author of The Second World War and Arnhem "A wake-up call to the magnitude and horrors of rape in war - the world's most neglected war crime. These women's stories will make you weep, and then rage at the world's indifference." -Amal Clooney, international human rights lawyer "Christina Lamb has done the impossible - and written women into history. This book, Our Bodies, Their Battlefields is an extraordinary achievement of in depth journalism, powerful storytelling, grit and heart. A wake up call to the magnitude and horror of rape of women throughout history and the world. If you read one book this year, read this. Astounding." -Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues and The Apology "For millennia mass rape has been a weapon of war. But the testimony of abuse is almost entirely absent from all recorded history. At last this brave, beautiful and brutal book allows victims to speak - devastatingly, inspirationally." -Bettany Hughes, author of The Hemlock Cup and Venus and Aphrodite