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Tirman, John

Overview
Works: 43 works in 148 publications in 3 languages and 8,111 library holdings
Genres: Military history  Cross-cultural studies  History  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: HD9743.U6, 355.825
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Tirman
The Fallacy of Star Wars by Union of Concerned Scientists( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empty promise : the growing case against Star Wars( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoils of war : the human cost of America's arms trade by John Tirman( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The different eras and locales demonstrate the sheer complexity of American-Islamic confrontation in the late twentieth century; they also show the utterly destructive role military largesse has played. The story encompasses not only folly and miscalculation but also suggestions for gracefully winding down the military-industrial complex from its Cold War excesses. Tirman doesn't simply blame the avaricious or amoral posturing of American leaders but lays out how the embrace of specious ideas about the Muslim world and American power has led to one failure after another in the region
The Militarization of high technology( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars by John Tirman( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans are 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. But why are we so indifferent, often oblivious, to far greater number of casualties suffered by those we fight and those we fight for? This question John Tirman answers in The Deaths of Others. Tirman argues that if we want to understand why there is so much anti-Americanism around the world, the first place to look is how we conduct war. We strive to protect our own troops, but our rules of engagement with the enemy are another matter. From atomic weapons and carpet bombing in World War II to napalm and daisy cutters in Vietnam and beyond, we have used our weapons intentionally to kill large numbers of civilians and terrorize adversaries into surrender. Tirman investigates the history of casualties caused by American forces in order to explain why America remains so unpopular and why U.S. armed forces operate the way they do. This book forces readers to consider the tragic consequences of American military action--Publisher's description
Dream chasers : immigration and the American backlash by John Tirman( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illegal immigration continues to roil American politics. The right-wing media stir up panic over 'anchor babies, ' job stealing, welfare dependence, bilingualism, al-Qaeda terrorists disguised as Latinos, even a conspiracy by Latinos to 'retake' the Southwest. State and local governments have passed more than 300 laws that attempt to restrict undocumented immigrants' access to hospitals, schools, food stamps, and driver's licenses. Federal immigration authorities stage factory raids that result in arrests, deportations, and broken families -- and leave owners scrambling to fill suddenly open jobs. The DREAM Act, which would grant permanent residency to high school graduates brought here as minors, is described as 'amnesty.' And yet polls show that a majority of Americans support some kind of path to citizenship for those here illegally. What is going on? In this book, John Tirman shows how the resistance to immigration in America is more cultural than political. Although cloaked in language about jobs and secure borders, the cultural resistance to immigration expresses a fear that immigrants are changing the dominant white, Protestant, 'real American' culture. Tirman describes the "raid mentality" of our response to immigration, which seeks violent solutions for a social phenomenon. He considers the culture clash over Chicano ethnic studies in Tucson, examines the consequences of an immigration raid in New Bedford, and explores the civil rights activism of young "Dreamers." The current "round them up, deport them, militarize the border" approach, Tirman shows, solves nothing
Terror, insurgency, and the state : ending protracted conflicts( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The result of a multiyear project spearheaded by the late Mariane Helberg, Terror, Insurgency, and the State assembles the findings of scholars who conducted extensive field research with rebel groups and governments. This comparative analysis documents the aim of long-standing insurgent groups including the Tamil Tigers, the IRA, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, Basque Country and Liberty, and the People's Liberation Army of the Communist Party of Nepal, as well as the more recently visible Hizballah and Hamas."--Jacket
100 ways America is screwing up the world by John Tirman( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Turkish and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forward by Howard Zinn
Making the money sing : private wealth and public power in the search for peace by John Tirman( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Winston Foundation to MacArthur, Soros, Ford, Rockefeller, and many others along the way, this is the story of the strategy sessions, the activist meetings, the funding battles, and the political fallout that ensued on an occasion when major funders chose to actively engage in world affairs. Part memoir, part social change analysis, Making the Money Sing is a provocative insider's look at the cloistered world of philanthropy and the way money can change the shape of history."--Jacket
Sovereign acts : American unilateralism and global security by John Tirman( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, migration, and conflict : breaking a deadly cycle by Susan Forbes Martin( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An estimated 35 million people worldwide are displaced by conflict, and most of them are women and children. During their time away from their homes and communities, these women and their children are subjected to a horrifying array of misfortune, including privations of every kind, sexual assaults, disease, imprisonment, unwanted pregnancies, severe psychological trauma, and, upon return or resettlement, social disapproval and isolation. This collection brings these problems - and potential solutions - into sharp focus. Based on field research and a broad knowledge of other studies of the challenges facing women who are forced from their homes and homelands by conflict, this book offers understanding and problem-solving ideas
U.S.-Iran misperceptions : a dialogue by Abbas Maleki( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can Iranians and Americans find common ground to overcome their troubled history? U.S.-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue, is a first-ever written dialogue on the key issues that separate the two great countries. Bringing together former policy makers and international relations experts from the United States and Iran, U.S.-Iran misperceptions: A Dialogue provides new insights and arguments about how each country's elites view the other, and how misperceptions have blocked the two from forging a normal and productive relationship. guided by the leading theorist of misperceptions in international relations, Columbia professor Robert Jervis, the book moves from Jervis' opening essay to consider mutual perceptions of ideology, nuclear weapons, neo-imperialism, regional hegemony, and the future of the relationship. It presents authoritative, clear-eyed asessments, while seeking plausible ways the two countries can avoid a catastrophic war and rebuild the relationship. U.S.-Iran misperceptions: A dialogue offers uncompromising analysis and cautious optimism"--
SDI, der Krieg im Weltraum : Grundlagenstudie prominenter Wissenschaftler d. Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) zur Bewaffnung d. Weltraums( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming enemies : U.S.-Iran relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unique methods of critical oral history, developed to study flashpoints from the Cold War such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, are brought into play to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1978 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iraq-Iran war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S. and UN policy take a fresh look at U.S and Iranian relations during this time, with special emphasis on the U.S. role in the Iran Iraq War. With its remarkable declassified documentation and oral testimony that bear directly on questions of U.S. policymaking with regard to the Iran-Iraq War, this book reveals much that was previously unknown about U.S. policy before, during, and after the war. They go beyond mere reportage to offer lessons regarding fundamental foreign policy challenges to the U.S. that transcend time and place
Immigration and the american backlash by John Tirman( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multilateralism under challenge? : power, normative structure, and world order( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror, insurgencies, and states : breaking the cycles of protracted violence( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The result of a multiyear project spearheaded by the late Mariane Helberg, Terror, Insurgency, and the State assembles the findings of scholars who conducted extensive field research with rebel groups and governments. This comparative analysis documents the aim of long-standing insurgent groups including the Tamil Tigers, the IRA, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, Basque Country and Liberty, and the People's Liberation Army of the Communist Party of Nepal, as well as the more recently visible Hizballah and Hamas."--Jacket
Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan by Deepak Tripathi( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The military adventure that George W. Bush embarked on within months of his inauguration in 2001 was to eclipse everything else in his presidency. His name will forever be synonymous with the "war on terror." What started as a military response to al Qaeda's attacks in New York and Washington on 9/11, with the goal of neutralizing al Qaeda and its Taliban hosts in Afghanistan, quickly fused with the neo-conservative agenda to dominate and reshape the Middle East. Al Qaeda's terrorism was answered by the terror of American military power, which has destroyed or blighted the lives of millions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. Deepak Tripathi, a former BBC correspondent who has kept a keen eye on the region for more than three decades, identifies systematically the naive calculations, strategic and operational blunders, disregard for history and for other cultures, and even downright prejudice that have brought so much harm to so many. The legacy of Bush's foreign policy will take years to overcome, Tripathi argues. His war on terror provoked resentment and violent opposition, opened up sectarian divisions, and created Hobbesian conditions of war of all against all. The long-term price tag for America has been estimated at a colossal 3 trillion, but as Tripathi seeks to demonstrate, the overall cost, in human and economic terms, will be incalculable
Savaş ganimetleri : Amerikan silah ticaretinin insani bedeli by John Tirman( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming Enemies by James G Blight( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Span style="font-style:italic;">Becoming Enemies brings the unique methods of critical oral history, developed to study flashpoints from the Cold War such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1978 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iraq-Iran war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S. and UN policy take a fresh look at U.S and Iranian relations during this time, with special emphasis on the U.S. role in the Iran Iraq War. With its remarkable declassified documentation and oral testimony that bear directly on questions of U.S. policymaking with regard to the Iran-Iraq War, <span style="font-style:italic;">Becoming Enemies reveals much that was previously unknown about U.S. policy before, during, and after the war. They go beyond mere reportage to offer lessons regarding fundamental foreign policy challenges to the U.S. that transcend time and place. <br />
 
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Spoils of war : the human cost of America's arms trade
Alternative Names
John Tirman American academic

터먼, 존

Languages
English (119)

German (3)

Turkish (2)

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The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's warsTerror, insurgency, and the state : ending protracted conflicts100 ways America is screwing up the worldMaking the money sing : private wealth and public power in the search for peaceWomen, migration, and conflict : breaking a deadly cycleMultilateralism under challenge? : power, normative structure, and world orderTerror, insurgencies, and states : breaking the cycles of protracted violenceOvercoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan