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

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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
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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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Tirman, John
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Civilians in war
  • Battle casualties
  • War and society
  • Militarism
  • United States
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The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars, John Tirman
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
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
ocn727391598
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (408 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199700998
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727391598
Label
The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars, John Tirman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
mixed
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
ocn727391598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (408 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199700998
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727391598

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