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The Resource Evil men, James Dawes

Evil men, James Dawes

Label
Evil men
Title
Evil men
Statement of responsibility
James Dawes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Presented with accounts of genocide and torture, we ask how people could bring themselves to commit such horrendous acts. A searching meditation on our all-too-human capacity for inhumanity, Evil Men confronts atrocity head-on--how it looks and feels, what motivates it, how it can be stopped. Drawing on firsthand interviews with convicted war criminals from the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945), James Dawes leads us into the frightening territory where soldiers perpetrated some of the worst crimes imaginable: murder, torture, rape, medical experimentation on living subjects. Transcending conventional reporting and commentary, Dawes's narrative weaves together unforgettable segments from the interviews with consideration of the troubling issues they raise. Telling the personal story of his journey to Japan, Dawes also lays bare the cultural misunderstandings and ethical compromises that at times called the legitimacy of his entire project into question. For this book is not just about the things war criminals do. It is about what it is like, and what it means, to befriend them. Do our stories of evil deeds make a difference? Can we depict atrocity without sensational curiosity? Anguished and unflinchingly honest, as eloquent as it is raw and painful, Evil Men asks hard questions about the most disturbing capabilities human beings possess, and acknowledges that these questions may have no comforting answers."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/050951
Index
index present
LC call number
DS777.533.A86
LC item number
D38 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Evil men, James Dawes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Evil Men -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 263 pages
Isbn
9780674072657
Lccn
2012038236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Minnesota Book Awards finalist, 2014
Other control number
40022208895
System control number
ocn812067687
Label
Evil men, James Dawes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Evil Men -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 263 pages
Isbn
9780674072657
Lccn
2012038236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Minnesota Book Awards finalist, 2014
Other control number
40022208895
System control number
ocn812067687

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