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America's economic way of war : war and the US economy from the Spanish-American War to the first Gulf War

Author: Hugh Rockoff
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: New approaches to economic and social history.
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"How did economic and financial factors determine how America waged war in the twentieth century? This important new book exposes the influence of economics and finance on the questions of whether the nation should go to war, how wars would be fought, how resources would be mobilized, and the long-term consequences for the American economy. Ranging from the Spanish-American War to the Gulf War, Hugh Rockoff explores  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Rockoff
ISBN: 9780521859400 0521859409 9780521676731 0521676738
OCLC Number: 760176449
Description: xii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. A century of war --
2. The economics of war --
3. The Spanish-American War --
4. The Philippine-American War --
5. World War I --
6. World War II --
7. The Korean War --
8. The Cold War --
9. The Vietnam War --
10. The Persian Gulf War --
11. The American economic way of war.
Series Title: New approaches to economic and social history.
Responsibility: Hugh Rockoff.
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'Based on extensive research, Rockoff provides an excellent analysis of the economic, financial, and human costs of America's wars between 1898 and 1991. This is a major contribution to the study of Read more...

 
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