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The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars

Author: John Tirman
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Tirman
ISBN: 9780195381214 0195381211 9780199934010 0199934010
OCLC Number: 671709679
Description: 408 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Death and remembrance in America's wars --
American wars and the culture of violence --
Strategic bombing in the Second World War --
The Korean War : the hegemony of forgetting --
The Vietnam War : the high cost of credibility --
The Reagan doctrine : savage war by proxy --
Iraq : the twenty years' war --
Afghanistan : hot pursuit on terrorism's frontier --
Three atrocities and the rules of engagement --
Counting : a single death is a tragedy, a million deaths are a statistic --
The epistemology of war.
Responsibility: John Tirman.

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Americans are greatly 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  Read more...

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