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The violent American century : war and terror since World War II, John W. Dower

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The violent American century : war and terror since World War II
Title
The violent American century
Title remainder
war and terror since World War II
Statement of responsibility
John W. Dower
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
" The Violent "American Century" addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945. World War II marked the apogee of industrialized "total war." Great powers savaged one another. Hostilities engulfed the globe. Mobilization extended to virtually every sector of every nation. Air war, including the terror bombing of civilians, emerged as a central strategy of the victorious Anglo-American powers. The devastation was catastrophic almost everywhere, with the notable exception of the United States, which exited the strife unscathed and unmatched in power and influence. The death toll of fighting forces plus civilians worldwide was staggering. The Violent "American Century" addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945--beginning with brutal localized hostilities, proxy wars, and the nuclear terror of the Cold War, and ending with the asymmetrical conflicts of the present day. The military playbook now meshes brute force with a focus on non-state terrorism, counterinsurgency, clandestine operations, a vast web of overseas American military bases, and--most touted of all--a revolutionary new era of computerized "precision" warfare. By contrast to World War II, postwar death and destruction has been comparatively small. By any other measure, it has been appalling--and shows no sign of abating. The winner of numerous national prizes for his historical writings, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, Dower draws heavily on hard data and internal U.S. planning and pronouncements in this concise analysis of war and terror in our time. In doing so, he places U.S. policy and practice firmly within the broader context of global mayhem, havoc, and slaughter since World War II--always with bottom-line attentiveness to the human costs of this legacy of unceasing violence."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
TOH
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Dower, John W
Dewey number
355.00973
Index
index present
LC call number
D431
LC item number
.D69 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Dispatch Books series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence
  • Military art and science
  • Terrorism
Label
The violent American century : war and terror since World War II, John W. Dower
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223122252043
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Measuring violence -- Legacies of World War II -- Cold War nuclear terror -- Cold War wars -- Proxy war and surrogate terror -- New and old world orders: the 1990s -- September 11 and "a new kind of war" -- Arcs of instability -- The American century at seventy-five
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 167 pages
Isbn
9781608467235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964781763
Label
The violent American century : war and terror since World War II, John W. Dower
Publication
Bar code
31223122252043
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-158) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Measuring violence -- Legacies of World War II -- Cold War nuclear terror -- Cold War wars -- Proxy war and surrogate terror -- New and old world orders: the 1990s -- September 11 and "a new kind of war" -- Arcs of instability -- The American century at seventy-five
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 167 pages
Isbn
9781608467235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)964781763

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