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Three trillion dollar war - Mad, Bad and Sad - Winter Soldiers - Guantanamo Boy


The Three Trillion Dollar War
Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes

(Penguin £9.99)

Now the world is in deep recession the evidence of the true cost of the Iraq conflict laid out by the authors is even more vital in exposing capitalism's priorities.


Mad, Bad and Sad
Lisa Appignanesi

(Virago £12.99)

In this excellent history of women and "mind doctors" Appignanesi argues women's oppression and poverty can lead to mental illness, both of them creations of the mad system in which we live.


Winter Soldiers
Richard Stacewicz

(Haymarket £12.99)


Subtitled An Oral History of Vietnam Veterans against the War, Stacewicz's book has brought together a wealth of personal accounts which are all the more poignant today.


Guantanamo Boy
Anna Perera

(Puffin £6.99)

In Pakistan on a family holiday from his home in Rochdale, 15 year old Khalid is abducted. He ends up in a living nightmare when he is transported to Guantanamo Bay prison. For teenage readers.