Cultures of war: Pearl Harbor : Hiroshima : 9-11 : Iraq

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
2010.
Language:
English
Description
Over recent decades, John W. Dower, one of America's preeminent historians, has addressed the roots and consequences of war from multiple perspectives. In War Without Mercy, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, he described and analyzed the brutality that attended World War II in the Pacific, as seen from both the Japanese and the American sides. Embracing Defeat, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, dealt with Japan's struggle to start over in a shattered land in the immediate aftermath of the Pacific War, when the defeated country was occupied by the U.S.-led Allied powers. Turning to an even larger canvas, Dower now examines the cultures of war revealed by four powerful events—Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, and the invasion of Iraq in the name of a war on terror. The list of issues examined and themes explored is wide-ranging: failures of intelligence and imagination, wars of choice and "strategic imbecilities," faith-based secular thinking as well as more overtly holy wars, the targeting of noncombatants, and the almost irresistible logic—and allure—of mass destruction. Dower's new work also sets the U.S. occupations of Japan and Iraq side by side in strikingly original ways. One of the most important books of this decade, Cultures of War offers comparative insights into individual and institutional behavior and pathologies that transcend "cultures" in the more traditional sense and that ultimately go beyond war-making alone.
More Details
ISBN:
9780393061505
9781400199587
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID9227750e-9c40-dcef-840a-684353ded10a
Grouping Titlecultures of war pearl harbor hiroshima 9 11 iraq
Grouping Authordower john w
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-20 04:47:07AM
Last Indexed2019-10-20 04:50:47AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorJohn W. Dower
author_displayDower, John W
available_at_arlingtonCentral
collection_arlingtonAdult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Nonfiction
display_descriptionOver recent decades, John W. Dower, one of America's preeminent historians, has addressed the roots and consequences of war from multiple perspectives. In War Without Mercy, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, he described and analyzed the brutality that attended World War II in the Pacific, as seen from both the Japanese and the American sides. Embracing Defeat, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, dealt with Japan's struggle to start over in a shattered land in the immediate aftermath of the Pacific War, when the defeated country was occupied by the U.S.-led Allied powers. Turning to an even larger canvas, Dower now examines the cultures of war revealed by four powerful events-Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, 9-11, and the invasion of Iraq in the name of a war on terror. The list of issues examined and themes explored is wide-ranging: failures of intelligence and imagination, wars of choice and "strategic imbecilities," faith-based secular thinking as well as more overtly holy wars, the targeting of noncombatants, and the almost irresistible logic-and allure-of mass destruction. Dower's new work also sets the U.S. occupations of Japan and Iraq side by side in strikingly original ways. One of the most important books of this decade, Cultures of War offers comparative insights into individual and institutional behavior and pathologies that transcend "cultures" in the more traditional sense and that ultimately go beyond war-making alone.
format_arlingtonBook
eAudiobook
format_category_arlingtonAudio Books
Books
eBook
id9227750e-9c40-dcef-840a-684353ded10a
isbn9780393061505
9781400199587
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:54ee3657-627d-4732-9e8c-5d318ce53a3c-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenAvailable Online
ils:.b13360929.i1492030xCentral Adult Nonfiction355.00973 DOWER1falsefalseOn ShelfApr 12, 2019can
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-10-20T08:50:47.95Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formNon Fiction
literary_form_fullNon Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington355.00973 DOWER
Online OverDrive
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
primary_isbn9780393061505
publishDate2010
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:54ee3657-627d-4732-9e8c-5d318ce53a3ceAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishTantor Media, Inc.2010
ils:.b13360929BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishW.W. Norton :2010.xxxvii, 596 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:54ee3657-627d-4732-9e8c-5d318ce53a3c-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b13360929.i1492030xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetUnited States -- History, Military -- 20th century
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century
United States -- Military policy
title_displayCultures of war : Pearl Harbor : Hiroshima : 9-11 : Iraq
title_fullCultures of War Pearl Harbor / Hiroshima / 9-11 / Iraq
Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor : Hiroshima : 9-11 : Iraq / John W. Dower
title_shortCultures of war
title_subPearl Harbor : Hiroshima : 9-11 : Iraq
topic_facetHistory
Military
Nonfiction