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

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

Label
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
Genre
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
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
index present
LC call number
E840.4
LC item number
.T57 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
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
ocn727391598
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (408 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283099165
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36093725
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)727391598
  • pebcs0199700990

Library Locations

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