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Tirman, John
The deaths of others : the fate of civilians in America's wars / John Tirman
Alternate Title Fate of civilians in America's wars
New York : Oxford University Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E840.4 .T57 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History, Military -- 20th century
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century
United States -- Military policy
Subject(s) Civilians in war
Battle casualties
War and society -- United States
Militarism -- United States
Subject United States -- Foreign public opinion
Physical Description 408 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-401) and index
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

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