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作者 Dower, John W
書名 Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima / 9-11 / Iraq / John W. Dower
出版項 New York : W. W. Norton : New Press, c2010
國際標準書號 9780393061505 (hbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  E745 .D69 2010    在架上    30520020742111
 人文社會聯圖  E745 .D69 2010    在架上    30600020074333
版本 1st ed
說明 xxxvii, 596 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 453-551) and index
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
主題 United States -- History, Military -- 20th century
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century
United States -- Military policy
War and society -- United States
Strategic culture -- United States
World War, 1939-1945
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Iraq War, 2003-
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