WorldCat Identities

Tirman, John

Overview
Works: 43 works in 157 publications in 3 languages and 8,709 library holdings
Genres: Military history  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 )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 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 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tale of modern warfare is told in three interwoven stories: the world of Washington policymaking; the hot spots of the Middle East, particularly Turkey; and a key venue of American arms manufacturing, Connecticut. These three disparate places have combined to produce one of the world's great human-rights catastrophes - the village-by-village destruction of "Kurdistan," the unsovereign homeland to 20 million people. To grasp the evolution of the Middle East and its relations with the West, we reach back more than a thousand years; to understand the politics of American intentions, we reach back to Richard Nixon's presidency; to see how Connecticut's prosperity became so dependent on the military, we reach back to the American Revolution. By the 1970s, the three eras are brought together forcefully: Washington is exporting weapons - often made in Connecticut - to Iran, Turkey, and elsewhere in the region, with uncommonly stark consequences
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 )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 441 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
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 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forward by Howard Zinn
The maze of fear : security and migration after 9/11( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multilateralism under challenge? : power, international order, and structural change by Edward Newman( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles, values and manifestations of multilateralism, including the United Nations, are under sustained scrutiny and assault. Their performance and effectiveness are questioned, as are their decision-making procedures and their representation according to 21st century standards of accountability and democracy. All this has a corrosive effect on their legitimacy. This publication explores the performance and future of multilateral approaches and institutions with reference to major global challenges such as international security, terrorism, HIV/AIDS, environmental sustainability, economic justice, human rights and humanitarian assistance.--Publisher's description
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
Dream chasers : immigration and the American backlash by John Tirman( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sovereign acts : American unilateralism and global security by John Tirman( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 215 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 95 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 92 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"--
Becoming enemies : U.S.-Iran relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988 by James G Blight( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unique methods of critical oral history, developed to study flash points 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
Multilateralism under challenge? : power, normative structure, and world order( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

Fostering arms control : the role of unilateralism( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The article describes the origins and contents of unilateralism, discusses the changes in doctrine, force structure, command and control structure needed to achieve unilateralism, and examines how arms reductions and test bans could be obtained.--SCAD summary
Overcoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan by Deepak Tripathi( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Evaluates the Bush presidency's legacy in terms of the "war on terror."
 
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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 (116)

German (2)

Turkish (2)

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The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars100 ways America is screwing up the worldThe maze of fear : security and migration after 9/11Multilateralism under challenge? : power, international order, and structural changeMaking 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 orderOvercoming the Bush legacy in Iraq and Afghanistan