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Tirman, John

Works: 44 works in 153 publications in 3 languages and 8,487 library holdings
Genres: Military history  Cross-cultural studies  Archives 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: UG1530, 355.825
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Publications about John Tirman
Publications by John Tirman
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 1,203 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 1,074 libraries worldwide
Spoils of war : the human cost of America's arms trade by John Tirman( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 749 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 467 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 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
Terror, insurgency, and the state : ending protracted conflicts ( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 385 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 337 libraries worldwide
"What do George W. Bush, Wal-Mart, Halliburton, gangsta rap, and SUVs have in common? They're all among the hundred ways in which America is screwing up the world. The country that was responsible for many, if not most, of the twentieth century's most important scientific and technological advancements now demonizes its scientists and thinkers in the twenty-first, while dumbing down its youth with anti-Darwin/pro-"Intelligent Design" propaganda. The longtime paragon of personal freedoms now supports torture and illegal wiretapping--spreading its principles and policies at gunpoint while ruthlessly bombing the world with Big Macs and Mickey Mouse ears. At once serious-minded and satirical, John Tirman's 100 Ways America Is Screwing Up the World is an insightful, unabashed, entertaining, and distressing look at where we've gone terribly wrong--from the destruction of the environment to the promotion of abhorrent personal health and eating habits to the "wussification" of the free press--an alternately admonishing and amusing call to arms for patriotic Blue America."--Publisher's website
The maze of fear : security and migration after 9/11 ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Multilateralism under challenge? : power, international order, and structural change by Edward Newman( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 302 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 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 215 libraries worldwide
Dream chasers : immigration and the American backlash by John Tirman( Book )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 212 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 94 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. Written by the world's leading scholars and practitioners, this unique collection brings these problems - and potential solutions - into sharp focus. Based on extensive 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 in-depth understanding and problem-solving ideas. Derived from a project to advise U.N. agencies, it speaks to a broad array of students, scholars, NGOs, policymakers, government officials, and international organizations
U.S.-Iran misperceptions : a dialogue by Abbas Maleki( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 91 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 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 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
SDI, der Krieg im Weltraum : Grundlagenstudie prominenter Wissenschaftler d. Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) zur Bewaffnung d. Weltraums ( Book )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in German and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Terror, insurgencies, and states : breaking the cycles of protracted violence ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Multilateralism under challenge? : power, normative structure, and world order ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Becoming Enemies by James G Blight( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Becoming Enemies brings the unique method of critical oral history to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1979 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iraq-Iran war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S
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John Tirman American academic
English (121)
German (4)
Turkish (1)
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