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'Captain America' and the other books given to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

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Captain America
Captain America

What happens within the walls of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp has largely remained a secret, unless you read the accounts of NY Times journalist Charlie Savage. Having gained access to the prison library, Savage started a photo blog to chronicle the various literature available at the camp. Inside the archives lies a collection of bestsellers (including Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings), religious and self-help books, and also some peculiar choices like the Captain America comics and pulp romance books (the latter of which are a popular choice with Islamic detainees). Savage provides a fascinating insight into the 3,500-plus books that the facility has preapproved for inmates, some of whom have spent more than a decade in detention.