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The Resource Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq, John W. Dower

Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq, John W. Dower

Label
Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
Title
Cultures of war
Title remainder
Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq
Statement of responsibility
John W. Dower
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A groundbreaking comparative study of the dynamics and pathologies of war in modern times. Over recent decades, Pulitzer-winning historian John W. Dower has addressed the roots and consequences of war from multiple perspectives. Here he examines the cultures of war revealed by four powerful events--Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, and the invasion of Iraq in the name of a war on terror. The list of issues examined and themes explored is wide-ranging: failures of intelligence and imagination, wars of choice and "strategic imbecilities," faith-based secular thinking as well as more overtly holy wars, the targeting of noncombatants, and the almost irresistible logic--and allure--of mass destruction. Dower also sets the U.S. occupations of Japan and Iraq side by side in strikingly original ways. He offers comparative insights into individual and institutional behavior and pathologies that transcend "cultures" in the more traditional sense, and that ultimately go beyond war-making alone.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dower, John W
Dewey number
  • 355.00973
  • 303.66
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E745
LC item number
.D69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • War and society
  • Strategic culture
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq, John W. Dower
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn601094136
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 596 p.
Isbn
9780393061505
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010020395
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)601094136
Label
Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, Iraq, John W. Dower
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn601094136
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxxvii, 596 p.
Isbn
9780393061505
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2010020395
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)601094136

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