A Century of Media a Century of War

A Century of Media  a Century of War

Topics include: the arms supply scandal involving Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North in 1987, the Gulf War and TV channel CNN, the films Black hawk down, Courage under fire, Three kings, Saving Private Ryan.

Author: Robin Andersen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820478938

Category: History

Page: 350

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Forged over the course of a century, the connections between war and media run long and deep. As this book reveals, the history of war and its telling has been a battle over public perception. The selection of which stories are told and which are ignored helps justify past battles and ensure future wars. Narratives of protest and pain, defeat and suffering, guilt and abuse struggle to be heard amid the empowering myths of war and heroism. As Robin Andersen argues, the history of struggle between war and its representation has changed the way war is fought and the way we tell the stories of war. Information management, once called censorship and propaganda, has developed in tandem with new media technologies. Now, digital imaging creates virtual battlefields as computer-based technologies transform the weapons of war. Along the way, images on the nightly news, on movie screens, and in video games have turned war into entertainment. In the grip of virtual war, it is difficult to realize the loss of compassion or the consequences for democracy.
Categories: History

Century of War

Century of War

Looks at the interwoven nature of politics and warfare and offers a critical view of modern warfare by exploring the civilian response to the trauma of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781565841925

Category: History

Page: 546

View: 174

Looks at the interwoven nature of politics and warfare and offers a critical view of modern warfare by exploring the civilian response to the trauma of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Categories: History

A Century of War

A Century of War

Author: William Engdahl

Publisher: Dr. Bottinger

ISBN: 3925725199

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 100

Categories: History

A Century of War and Peace

A Century of War and Peace

ZEALAND THE NEW ZEALAND WARS : 1864 One reason for beginning with the
New ...

Author: Timothy L. H. MacCormack

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9041115323

Category: Law

Page: 292

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This, the first volume in the new series "Melbourne Studies in Comparative and International Law," contains the revised and updated versions of papers presented to the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, held at The University of Melbourne, to commemorate the centenary of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference and the 50th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. Within the context of the Asia-Pacific region, the collection, by a wealth of international scholars and expert practitioners, explores the major issues addressed at the Conference in 1899, including the peaceful settlement of disputes, international humanitarian law, and arms control and disarmament.
Categories: Law

Century of War A

Century of War  A

Weintraub reports that the French and Belgians reacted differently to the war and
with more emotion than the British in the beginning. The war was occurring on
their land and “The French had lived in an atmosphere of revanche since 1870, ...

Author: Denson, John V.

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 9781610165082

Category: Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)

Page: 215

View: 812

The horrors of the twentieth century could hardly have been predicted in the nineteenth century, which saw the eighteenth century end with the American Revolution bringing about the creation of the first classical liberal government in history. The twentieth century was the bloodiest in all history. More than 170 million people were killed by government with 10 million having been killed in World War I and 50 million killed in World War II. Of the 50 million killed in World War II, nearly 70 percent were innocent civilians.
Categories: Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)

Century of War Large Print 16pt

Century of War  Large Print 16pt

We have lived nearly an entire century with the ghosts of nationalism—its
aspirations, its delusions, its awesome ... This comes at a point in human
development when the nature and quantity of weaponry makes war so
dangerous and ...

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459603127


Page: 552

View: 692

Over the last three decades the historian Gabriel Kolko has redefined the way we look at modern warfare and its social and political effects. Century of War gives us a masterly synthesis of the effects of war on civilian populations and the political results of these traumatizing experiences in the twentieth century.

A Century of War

A Century of War

This is a story about power, power over entire nations and continents. The story describes the vehicle to that unparalleled power over nations, oil, and the vital role it has played in peace as well as wars in the past century.

Author: F. William Engdahl


ISBN: 1615774920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 333

View: 523

This Book is a Gripping Account of the Murky World of the Anglo-American Oil Industry and its Hidden Role in World Politics. William Engdahl takes the reader through the history of how seven giant oil companies - five American and two British - developed a controlling grip on the world's economy unprecedented in history. This is no ordinary history of oil. It is a history of global politics, more precisely of global geopolitics - how control of strategic geographical pivot regions first British and later American interests to control in large part the world economy. The book sheds light for the first time on such events as the 1973 oil shock - a sudden 400% rise in the price of the world's most essential commodity in a matter of weeks. What William Engdahl reveals, with flawless documentation, will shock most people. The implications are even more devastating. He also documents how oil played an essential role in the ultimate collapse of the Soviet Union, in the rise and fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan, in the US occupation of Iraq and countless other events not normally understood in such a light. Contents: Ch. 1. The Three Pillars of the British Empire. Ch. 2. The Lines are Drawn: Germany and the Geopolitics of the Great War. Ch. 3. A Global Fight for Control of Petroleum Begins. Ch. 4. Oil Becomes the Weapon, the Near East the Battleground. Ch. 5.Combined & Conflicting Goals: U.S. Rivals Britain. Ch. 6. The Anglo-Americans Close Ranks. Ch. 7. Oil and a New World Order of Bretton Woods. Ch, 8. A Sterling Crisis and the Adenauer-de Gaulle Threat. Ch. 9. Running the World Economy in Reverse: Who Made the 1970's Oil Shocks? Ch. 10. Europe, Japan and a Response to the Oil Shock. Ch. 11. Imposing the New World Order. Ch. 12. From Evil Empire to the Axis of Evil. Ch. 13. A New Millennium for Oil Geopolitics.
Categories: Business & Economics

Another Century of War

Another Century of War

In Another Century of War?, Gabriel Kolko— whose masterly studies of wars
have redefined our views of modern conflicts and its consequences—deals with
the crises now wracking the Middle East and Asia. The roots of today's conflicts
lie in ...

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595587282

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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Another Century of War? is a candid and critical look at America’s “new wars” by a brilliant and provocative analyst of its old ones. Gabriel Kolko’s masterly studies of conflict have redefined our views of modern warfare and its effects; in this urgent and timely treatise, he turns his attention to our current crisis and the dark future it portends. Another Century of War? insists that the roots of terrorism lie in America’s own cynical policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a half-century of real politik justified by crusades for oil and against communism. The latter threat has disappeared, but America has become even more ambitious in its imperialist adventures and, as the recent crisis proves, even less secure. America, Kolko contends, reacts to the complexity of world affairs with its advanced technology and superior firepower, not with realistic political response and negotiation. He offers a critical and well-informed assessment of whether such a policy offers any hope of attaining greater security for America. Raising the same hard-hitting questions that made his Century of War a “crucial” (Globe and Mail) assessment of our age of conflict, Kolko asks whether the wars of the future will end differently from those in our past.
Categories: Political Science

A Century of X Rays and Radioactivity in Medicine

A Century of X Rays and Radioactivity in Medicine

An earlier 20th century war that received much more international attention than
the battles between Russia and Japan was the Boer War of 1899–1902 [8.10–
8.12]. British Army X-ray apparatus was provided as standard issue for all
general ...

Author: R.F Mould

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0750302240

Category: Science

Page: 218

View: 993

A Century of X-Rays and Radioactivity in Medicine: With Emphasis on Photographic Records of the Early Years celebrates three great discoveries-x-rays (1895), radioactivity (1896), and radium (1898)-and recalls the pioneering achievements that founded the new science of radiology and changed the face of medicine forever. Over 700 historical illustrations with full and informative captions are supported by short introductory essays to illuminate the fascinating radiological past in an easy-to-read style. The focus of this book is on the historically more interesting early years of discovery, invention, diagnosis, therapy, dosimetry, risk, and protection. Interspersed with a variety of radiological anecdotes, the photographic record is complemented by archival accounts of the pioneer scientists and physicians and their early patients. In the chapters on diagnostic techniques, radiotherapy, and nuclear medicine, the author contrasts old methods with newer technologies. He also includes two fascinating chapters on museum and industrial applications of radiography. The book is comprehensively indexed for easy retrieval of the wide variety of people, techniques, apparatus, and examples featured throughout this radiological journey.
Categories: Science

A Century of Spies

A Century of Spies

Sadat's belief that the missiles would deter Israel from launching strikes deep into
Egypt proved to be the determining factor in his decision to go to war.6 In April
the Mossad and AMAN obtained strong indications of war preparations in Egypt ...

Author: Jeffery T. Richelson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019511390X

Category: History

Page: 534

View: 971

Examines the role of espionage in world history through a discussion of information gathering in the modern world, including spy technology, the Cold War, and crisis intelligence
Categories: History

Alan S Milward and a Century of European Change

Alan S  Milward and a Century of European Change

The invitation provided Alan Milward with an opportunity to think about the impact
of war from the perspective of a victor in both world wars. The short pamphlet,
published in 1970 with the title The Economic Effects of the World Wars on Britain
, ...

Author: Fernando Guirao

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415878531

Category: History

Page: 634

View: 796

The main purpose of the book is to introduce the work of Alan S. Milward and to acknowledge the full magnitude of his scientific contribution to contemporary British and European history. The book is a collection of essays which provide a better understanding of Alan Milward's extensive intellectual work for future scholars and facilitate the knowledge and transmission of his published work to present and future generations of students, scholars in the various disciplines concerned, and the general public. The series of original contributions which this book contains are related to or reflect critically upon Milward's own contributions to the fields of political, diplomatic, and socio-economic history, political science, economics, international relations, and European Studies in general. This book honors Alan Milward through a better understanding of his many pioneering contributions in the fields of contemporary European history in general, and the history of European integration in particular. Although the volume does not aim to be a substitute for Milward's work itself, it illuminates and assesses his creative process along fifty years of continued and intense work, as well as the impact of his main work, and the continuing relevance of his main theses today.
Categories: History

A Century of Spells

A Century of Spells

Add fresh tap water as water is removed and you will have an almost continuous
supply of the water. As this water is not often used, even in the midst of a psychic
war, it is not necessary to concern yourself about running out once you have ...

Author: Draja Mickaharic

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609256379

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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Written as a practical introduction to natural magic, this workbook serves as a practical reference for the practicing magician. It contains over 100 useful spells from a wide variety of magical traditions from all over the world. The clear, complete instructions detail how to make and work with water spells, baths, sprinkles, incense, oils, and herbs. Also included are spoken spells, and written spells passed down to and developed by the author.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Reconsidering a Century of Flight

Reconsidering a Century of Flight

... and permanent change in the nature of war fighting. Indeed, airplanes quickly
became key tools in the prosecution of twentieth-century conflict. In their most
dramatic role, they delivered bombs onto the homeland territory of combatant

Author: Janet Rose Daly Bednarek

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807854883

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

View: 332

Contains twelve essays in which leading aerospace historians consider the role of aviation in the twentieth century, exploring topics related to innovation and the technology of flight, civil aeronautics and government policy, aerial warfare, and aviation in the American imagination.
Categories: Transportation

Korea a Century of Change

Korea  a Century of Change

Looking Back Half a century has passed since the Korean War (1950-1953), yet
there will be numerous contemporaries who remember the war. West Europeans
who think back to that period will remember the shock they felt when only five ...

Author: Jrgen Kleiner

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9812799958

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 444

View: 206

This book provides an evenhanded coverage of Korea''s turbulent history during the last one hundred years, from seclusion to division. It focuses particularly on the development of the two different and antagonistic states on the peninsula since 1945. The author sees both countries through the windows of their possibilities and interests. He supplements his narrative, which makes use of rich source material, with observations he has made in South Korea, where he spent more than ten years from the 1970s to the 1990s, and where he had access to politicians and opinion leaders. The book starts by describing how the Hermit Kingdom was exposed to the greed of foreign powers at the end of the 19th century and how it became the victim of imperialistic Japan, then account is given of the country''s division and the hardening of that division through the Korean War. The rule of the military and the final triumph of civilian democrats in South Korea are analyzed in much detail. One chapter is devoted to the rise and intermittent decline of the South Korean economy. The history of North Korea under Kim II Sung and under his son is told, before the foreign relations of both Koreas are explained. A chapter on the so far overwhelmingly antagonistic South-North relations concludes the book. Sample Chapter(s). Foreword (95 KB). Chapter 1: The Hermit Kingdom (172 KB). Contents: Korea and the Modern Age: The Hermit Kingdom; Within Reach of the World Powers; The Japanese Rule; Divided Korea: The Origins of the Division of Korea; The Korean War Phase One: Towards Reunification; The Korean War Phase Two: The Division Hardens; Politics and Economics in the Republic of Korea: Syngman Rhee''s Korea; The Rise of Park Chung Hee; The Yushin System; Steps to Power; No Better Country?; OC Down with Military DictatorshipOCO The Beginnings of Democratic Rule; Civilian Leadership; The Economy; The Democratic People''s Republic of Korea: The State of Kim II Sung; North Korea Under the Son; Foreign Relations: South Korea''s Great Partner; The Neighbor in the East; Northern Policy; North Korea''s Foreign Partners; Nuclear Dangers and Beyond; South-North Relations: Confrontation and Dialogue. Readership: General."
Categories: Business & Economics

A Century of Mathematics

A Century of Mathematics

Adjustments in Mathematics to the Impact of War G . B . Price Frank B . Jewett
said in a public address [ 1 ] early in 1942 : “ Without insinuating anything as to
guilt , the chemists declare that this is a physicist ' s war . With about equal justice

Author: John Ewing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0883854570

Category: History

Page: 335

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This is the story of American mathematics during the past century. It contains articles and excerpts from a century of the American Mathematical Monthly, giving the reader an opportunity to skim all one hundred volumes of this popular mathematics magazine without actually opening them. It samples mathematics year by year and decade by decade. The reader can glimpse the mathematical community at the turn of the century, the controversy about Einstein and relativity, the debates about formalism in logic, the immigration of mathematicians from Europe, and the frantic effort to organize as the war began. More recent articles deal with the advent of computers and the changes they brought, and with some of the triumphs of modern research.
Categories: History

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century British and American War Literature

Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth Century British and American War Literature

studies has in recent years returned to its more empirical and cultural base post~
theory, so a more focused historicism has led inevitably to a reassessment of the
twentieth century as a century of wars, of war culture, of war as the force driving ...

Author: Adam Piette

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748653935

Category: History

Page: 600

View: 713

The first reference book to deal so fully and incisively with the cultural representations of war in 20th-century English and US literature and film. The volume covers the two World Wars as well as specific conflicts that generated literary and imaginativ
Categories: History

A Century of Prices

A Century of Prices

CAUSES OF WAR PRICES In this way we get a fairly accurate measure of the
effect of currency inflation in the Civil War, hut it is impossible to make any similar
comparison during the World War, from 1914 to 1918. Up to 1917, when the ...

Author: Theodore E. Burton

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596051294

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 199

Originally published in 1919, A Century Of Prices outlines the central controlling principles of business and finance in the straightforward fashion of one businessman talking to another. The well-developed analyses included in this book, which first appeared in The Magazine of Wall Street, were widely commented upon not only for their unusual originality, but also for the practical manner of the principles presented. During the first years of the 20th Century, Theodore E. Burton was one of the world's leading authorities on prices and their relation to economic and financial conditions, and G.C. Selden was internationally known for his keen and thorough analyses of the effects of economic factors on business and investments.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Character of War in the 21st Century

The Character of War in the 21st Century

This edited volume addresses the relationship between the essential nature of war and its character at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Author: Caroline Holmqvist-Jonsäter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780203863312

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 802

This edited volume addresses the relationship between the essential nature of war and its character at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The focus is on the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, situations that occupy a central role in international affairs and that have become highly influential in thinking about war in the widest sense. The intellectual foundation of the volume is Clausewitz’s insight that though war has an enduring nature, its character changes with time, space, social structure and culture. The fact that war’s character varies means that different actors may interpret, experience and, ultimately, wage war differently. The conflict between the ways that war is conceptualised in the prevailing Western and international discourse, and the manner in which it plays out on the ground is a key discussion point for scholars and practitioners in the field of international relations. Contributions combine insights from social theory, philosophy, sociology and strategic studies and ask directly what contemporary war is, and what the implications are for the future. This book will be of much interest to students of war studies, strategic studies, security studies and IR in general. Caroline Holmqvist-Jonsäter is currently completing a PhD in the conflation of war and policing in international conflicts at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London. Christopher Coker is Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is the author of 11 books on war and security issues.
Categories: History

A Century of Dishonor

A Century of Dishonor

As was to be expected, the armistice proved of no avail; and in 1858 the
unfortunate Territories had another Indian war on their hands. In this war we find
the Nez Percés fighting on the side of the United States against the hostile

Author: Helen Hunt Jackson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486141442

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 420

This volume documents a succession of broken treaties, forced removal of tribes from choice lands, and other examples of inhuman treatment visited upon the Delaware, Cheyenne, and other tribes.
Categories: History

A Century of Excellence in Measurements Standards and Technology

A Century of Excellence in Measurements  Standards  and Technology

Residents of the United States born much after 1930 can have little appreciation
for what it was like to mobilize for total war . In World War II , everyone and every
facet of daily life was affected . All citizens had to learn to live with food and fuel ...

Author: David R. Lide

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849312477

Category: Science

Page: 400

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Established by Congress in 1901, the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), now the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has a long and distinguished history as the custodian and disseminator of the United States' standards of physical measurement. Having reached its centennial anniversary, the NBS/NIST reflects on and celebrates its first century with this book describing some of its seminal contributions to science and technology. Within these pages are 102 vignettes that describe some of the Institute's classic publications. Each vignette relates the context in which the publication appeared, its impact on science, technology, and the general public, and brief details about the lives and work of the authors. The groundbreaking works depicted include: A breakthrough paper on laser-cooling of atoms below the Doppler limit, which led to the award of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Physics to William D. Phillips The official report on the development of the radio proximity fuse, one of the most important new weapons of World War II The 1932 paper reporting the discovery of deuterium in experiments that led to Harold Urey's1934 Nobel Prize for Chemistry A review of the development of the SEAC, the first digital computer to employ stored programs and the first to process images in digital form The first paper demonstrating that parity is not conserved in nuclear physics, a result that shattered a fundamental concept of theoretical physics and led to a Nobel Prize for T. D. Lee and C. Y. Yang "Observation of Bose-Einstein Condensation in a Dilute Atomic Vapor," a 1995 paper that has already opened vast new areas of research A landmark contribution to the field of protein crystallography by Wlodawer and coworkers on the use of joint x-ray and neutron diffraction to determine the structure of proteins
Categories: Science