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Stripping Bare the Body: Politics, Violence, War

About the author

Mark Danner

Mark Danner has reported and written on foreign affairs, politics and war for twenty-five years. He was for many years a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributes frequently to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, …

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Praise for Stripping Bare the Body

‘It is rare to find in one person such attention to the impact of history, capacity for clear-eyed analysis founded in close study of documents, clarity and vividness in the writing, and a deep commitment to the on-the-ground reporting in some of the most dangerous places on earth.’ —Age

‘There’s probably no one alive who understands political conflict and upheaval better than Mark Danner, and there is almost certainly no one who writes more eloquently about it. Stripping Bare the Body is an unmitigated masterpiece of reporting and analysis.’ —Dave Eggers

‘No other writer combines brilliant and courageous reporting with brilliant and courageous political and moral thinking as Danner does. He is also, first and last, a breathtakingly good writer.’ —Michael Pollan


‘With this vivid and deeply disturbing book, Mark Danner affirms his standing as our pre-eminent guide to the world’s broken places.’ —Andrew J Bacevich

‘Compelling reading … Danner is an excellent writer who revels himself to be a deep thinker about some of the most tragic places on earth.’ —Canberra Times