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The Resource The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars, John Tirman, (electronic book)

The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars, John Tirman, (electronic book)

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The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars
Title
The deaths of others
Title remainder
the fate of civilians in America's wars
Statement of responsibility
John Tirman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Americans are greatly concerned about the number of our troops killed in battle--100,000 dead in World War I; 300,000 in World War II; 33,000 in the Korean War; 58,000 in Vietnam; 4,500 in Iraq; over 1,000 in Afghanistan--and rightly so. But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to the far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight and those we fight for? This is the compelling, largely unasked question John Tirman answers in The Deaths of Others. Between six and seven million people died in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq alone, the majority of them civilians. And yet Americans de
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Tirman, John
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.4
LC item number
.T57 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Civilians in war
  • Battle casualties
  • War and society
  • Militarism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars, John Tirman, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Death and remembrance in America's wars -- American wars and the culture of violence -- Strategic bombing in the Second World War -- The Korean War : the hegemony of forgetting -- The Vietnam War : the high cost of credibility -- The Reagan doctrine : savage war by proxy -- Iraq : the twenty years' war -- Afghanistan : hot pursuit on terrorism's frontier -- Three atrocities and the rules of engagement -- Counting : a single death is a tragedy, a million deaths are a statistic -- The epistemology of war
Control code
ebr10469429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
408 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780199700998
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars, John Tirman, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Death and remembrance in America's wars -- American wars and the culture of violence -- Strategic bombing in the Second World War -- The Korean War : the hegemony of forgetting -- The Vietnam War : the high cost of credibility -- The Reagan doctrine : savage war by proxy -- Iraq : the twenty years' war -- Afghanistan : hot pursuit on terrorism's frontier -- Three atrocities and the rules of engagement -- Counting : a single death is a tragedy, a million deaths are a statistic -- The epistemology of war
Control code
ebr10469429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
408 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780199700998
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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