Books: Ordeal by Torture

THE QUESTION (123 pp.)—Henri Alleg —Braziller ($2.95).

"J.—, smiling all the time, dangled the clasps at the end of the electrodes before my eyes. These were little shining steel clips, elongated and toothed, what telephone engineers call 'crocodile' clips. He attached one of them to the lobe of my right ear and the other to a finger on the same side. Suddenly, I leapt in my bonds and shouted with all my might. C— had just sent the first electric charge through my body. A flash of lightning exploded next to my ear and I felt my heart racing. I struggled,...

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