Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control

Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control

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ISBN13: 9780340831618
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- Does the Unification Church brainwash recruits?
- Is The Manchurian Candidate fact or fiction?
- Is it possible to erase memories, or to implant them artificially?
- How would YOU interrogate a member of Al Qaeda?

With access to formerly classified documentation and interviewees from MI5, MI6, the CIA, the US Army and British Intelligence Corps, BRAINWASH traces the evolution of the world's most secret psychological procedure, from its origins in the Cold War to the height of today's war on terror.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 448
Item Height 34 mm
Item Width 126 mm
Item Weight 299 Gram
Product Dimensions 126 x 34 x 194
Publisher Hodder Paperback
Format Paperback | 448
Book Overview The sometimes shocking, always fascinating history of brainwashing, from the bestselling author of COCAINE

'An extraordinary book' * Andrew Marr, Start the Week *
'Gripping' - 5 out of 6 stars * Time Out *
Meticulously researched and superbly readable * Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Daily Telegraph *
'Streatfield does an important service by bringing this curious phase to our attention again. Vivid descriptions of key moments in the story are interspersed with analysis.' * Christopher Sylvesters, Financial Times *
'Marvellously engrossing . . . Streatfield's narrative control cannot be faulted. You know where every story is going, but how it gets there is always a thrill. His research is formidable.' * Bryan Appleyard, The Sunday Times *

Dominic Streatfeild is a writer and documentary maker who specialises in military and security issues. His television work includes BBC2's Exocet - detailing MI6 and the SAS's clandestine war for the Falkland Islands and exposing the real reasons for the loss of HMS Sheffield - and the Discovery Channel's series Age of Terror, examining the roots of political violence. Airing in over 100 countries, Age of Terror included interviews with members of 18 terrorist groups including FARC, the IRA, The Shining Path and Hezbollah. The series won a British Broadcast Award in 2003. He is the author of Cocaine, which The Sunday Times called 'a definitive history'.