Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control

Brainwash: The Secret History of Mind Control

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ISBN13: 9780340921036
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What would it take to turn you into a suicide bomber? Do heavy metal LPs contain subliminal messages? What was MI6 doing with LSD in the 1950s? 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 42 mm
Item Width 158 mm
Item Weight 797 Gram
Product Dimensions 158 x 42 x 234
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
Format Hardcover | 448
Prizes Shortlisted for BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2007.

* Acclaim for COCAINE: 'A definitive history' - The Sunday Times * 'A happy combination of page-turning pace and thought-provoking substance. An awesome survey' - Independent * 'Stick your hooter into this volume and you won't be able to stop until you've sniffed out all of its contents' - Time Out * 'Streatfeild has done a marvellous job...outstanding' - Irish 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'.