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Bombing Civilians : A Twentieth-Century History

By: Tanaka, Yuki.
Contributor(s): Young, Marilyn B.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : New Press, The, 2010Description: 1 online resource (301 p.).ISBN: 9781595586315.Subject(s): Bombing, Aerial -- History -- 20th century | Civilian war casualties -- History -- 20th century | Military history, Modern -- 20th century | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American | World War, 1939-1945 -- CasualtiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bombing Civilians : A Twentieth-Century HistoryDDC classification: 358.414 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Dedication; Contents; Introduction; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; Notes; About the Contributors; Index
Summary: Bombing Civilians examines a crucial question: why did military planning in the early twentieth century shift its focus from bombing military targets to bombing civilians? From the British bombing of Iraq in the early 1920s to the most recent policies in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, Bombing Civilians analyzes in detail the history of indiscriminate bombing, examining the fundamental questions of how this theory justifying mass killing originated and why it was employed as a compelling military strategy for decades, both before and since the bombing of Hiroshima an
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Dedication; Contents; Introduction; 1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10; Notes; About the Contributors; Index

Bombing Civilians examines a crucial question: why did military planning in the early twentieth century shift its focus from bombing military targets to bombing civilians? From the British bombing of Iraq in the early 1920s to the most recent policies in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, Bombing Civilians analyzes in detail the history of indiscriminate bombing, examining the fundamental questions of how this theory justifying mass killing originated and why it was employed as a compelling military strategy for decades, both before and since the bombing of Hiroshima an

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Marilyn B. Young was born Marilyn Blatt in Brooklyn, New York on April 25, 1937. She received a bachelor's degree in history from Vassar College in 1957 and a doctorate from Harvard University. In 1968, her dissertation became her first book The Rhetoric of Empire: American China Policy, 1895-1901. She also wrote The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990. She was a longtime professor at New York University. She died from complications of breast cancer on February 19, 2017 at the age of 79. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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