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.

A Century of Media  a Century of War

Author: Robin Andersen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820478937

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.

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.

A Century of War

Author: William Engdahl

Publisher: Edition.Engdahl

ISBN: 9783981326321

Page: 356

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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. Henry Kissinger, the former American Secretary of State put it succinctly during the first oil shock of the early 1970's. He declared, "Control the oil and you control entire nations." A thin red line runs through the history of the world since Fashoda, and that is covered in oil and blood. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is meant to provoke reflection and discussion among those who can see beyond the daily media manipulation of reality that is called news.

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.

Century of War

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1565841921

Page: 546

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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.

A Century of War

A realistic and varied presentation of twentieth-century conflicts at every level and on every continent encompasses full-color photographs, maps, and charts that document modern warfare, from the turn of the century to the most recent wars ...

A Century of War

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Gramercy

ISBN: 9780517184400

Page: 112

View: 555

A realistic and varied presentation of twentieth-century conflicts at every level and on every continent encompasses full-color photographs, maps, and charts that document modern warfare, from the turn of the century to the most recent wars, written by an expert in the field.

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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 ...

Century of War  A

Author: Denson, John V.

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 161016508X

Page: 215

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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.

Century of War

"This book bears witness to the colossal blunders committed during more than a century of war.

Century of War

Author: Luciano Garibaldi

Publisher: White Star Publishers

ISBN: 9788854403888

Page: 495

View: 529

"This book bears witness to the colossal blunders committed during more than a century of war. Yet, while it is a warning, it is also an invitation to mutual understanding. The message is an incisive one, strengthened by wrenching pictures taken by four generations of photographers and combatants on the world's active fronts. Luciano Garibaldi presents readers with terrible documents of courage and horror, of shattered dignity and heroic self-sacrifice, of delirium and nobility that combine vivid reconstruction of events with penetrating analyses of causes and outcomes."--BOOK JACKET.

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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  Large Print 16pt

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459603125

Page: 552

View: 317

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 American Steel

The outbreak of war in Europe in 1939 helped transform the uncertain economic
recovery from the Great Depression into a period of sustained expansion of
output and industrial capacity. After the United States entered the war at the end
of ...

A Century of American Steel

Author: Kenneth Warren

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498577008

Page: 214

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The steel industry provides much of the material basis for modern civilisation. Although its end products are numerous, the largest sector of the industry is involved in the production of wide strip. This is used by countless other industries to make a range of products from automobile bodies, and the cases of domestic appliances, to metal furniture and cans for the preservation of foodstuffs and drinks. A hundred years ago sheet steel was made in labor-intensive operations by a large number of small rolling mills. This is an account of how this relatively backward part of the industry was transformed by the invention and industrial application of a revolutionary new technology. In the hot strip mill a slab of steel was passed through a series of rolls to be reduced into a continuous band of wide strip, which was then shipped either as coils or cut into sheets. The introduction of the wide continuous hot strip mill began to concentrate the sheet and tin plate industry into much bigger operations complete with iron making, steel works, rolling mills and finishing plant. New companies rose to prominence; some old industry leaders fell behind. Many former locations for sheet manufacture were abandoned, but other old plants and companies re-equipped and survived. Major producers of other products entered the new trade. Less than thirty years ago another major change began when electric arc steel furnace operators began to install strip mills and the trade of the now rather inappropriately named `mini-mill` grew rapidly at the expense of the longer established iron—open hearth steel—primary rolling mill—strip mill industry. Now, as its centenary approaches, the strip mill sector is still undergoing major changes. This book surveys the growth, structure and changes in this dominant part of the steel industry. The strip mill has transformed steel world-wide, but in its origins and development it has above all been a distinctively American achievement.

A Century of Student Movements in China

By the beginning of 1949, the Civil War had reached its last phase and the
Nationalist government was losing its military ground in major battlefronts. With
Jiang's announcement of his retirement from the position of president and Li
Zongren's ...

A Century of Student Movements in China

Author: Xiaobing Li

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1793609179

Page: 342

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In this book the authors offer their unique perspectives on the important roles Chinese students and intellectuals played in the shaping of the twentieth-century China. Their answers to these pivotal questions explore new nationalistic spirit, modern world-views, and willingness of self-sacrifice, which had attributed to the spontaneous actions of the students as a “New Culture” emerged during the May Fourth Movement. These articles show how China nurtured these spontaneous student movements, even though the Nationalist Party in the Republic of China and the Communist Party in the People’s Republic had exerted tight control over schools. Both governments established organizations as well as operations among students that effectively turned some of the student movements into a political instrument by the parties for their own agenda.

A Century of Conflict

A Century of Conflict offers a clear, global study of these topics that is both conceptually and methodologically up to date.

A Century of Conflict

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199372324

Page: 256

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The centenary of the start of World War One in 1914 provides an opportunity to assess the role and impact of conflict in the history of the last century, and also to consider how warfare has changed. A Century of Conflict offers a clear, global study of these topics that is both conceptually and methodologically up to date. Renowned historian Jeremy Black gives special consideration to Asia, Africa, and Latin America, placing the more conventional cast of conflicts--namely the two World Wars and the Cold War--into wider geographical and social contexts. Analyzing the multiple dimensions and spheres of war, Black contends that there is no one true type of warfare or one single pattern of development. Instead, he emphasizes the wide scope of conflict ranging from regular warfare between large, professional forces to loosely defined battles. While Black acknowledges that war is often a consequence or product of other developments--notably political, economic, or technological--he argues that war can also have autonomous characteristics. Amply illustrated with nineteen full-color maps, A Century of Conflict provides room for debate concerning the different ways that historians interpret military history.

Parliamentary Debates

The century that ended with 1815 was practically a century of war with short
intervals of peace ; this century has been a century of peace with short intervals
of war. The Hon. Mr. HERRIES.—Do you say there was no war between 1815
and ...

Parliamentary Debates

Author: New Zealand. Parliament

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A Century of Remembrance

A Century of Remembrance is a study of one hundred outstanding United Kingdom war memorials which commemorate 20th century conflicts from the Boer War to the Falklands and Gulf wars.

A Century of Remembrance

Author: Derek Boorman

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN:

Page: 230

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A Century of Remembrance is a study of one hundred outstanding United Kingdom war memorials which commemorate 20th century conflicts from the Boer War to the Falklands and Gulf wars. The first described is a Boer War memorial unveiled on 5 November 1904, and the last is the Animals in War memorial unveiled in London on 24 November 2004. The memorials chosen are listed as near as possible in chronological order and represent different wars, different artists, different areas of the country, and a variety of types of memorial. In category they range from individual to national memorials and include memorials in schools, churches and places of work, and examples representing communities and the armed services. In form they are from statues and stained glass windows to arches, obelisks and cenotaphs, and from cloisters and chapels to art galleries and gardens and even a carillon.

A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

Værket er opdelt i 7 afsnit omhandlende den militære geografi under de store krige i perioden 1494-1559 samt strategi og taktik.

A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 784

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Værket er opdelt i 7 afsnit omhandlende den militære geografi under de store krige i perioden 1494-1559 samt strategi og taktik. Afsnit to omhandler de store slag under de Italienske krige med en vurdering af den taktiske betydning. Afsnit III omhandler perioden 1527-59, afsnit IV den Engelske militærhistorie under Tudors, afsnit V religionskrigene i Frankrig i perioden 1562-98. Bog VI beskæftiger sig med Holland og den Hollanske uafhængighedskrig 1568-1609 og endelig handler afsnit VII om det Tyrkiske angreb på kristendommen i perioden 1520-1606.

A Century of Continental History 1780 1880

So Austria , though excluded from Germany , gave up no territory to Prussia , but
only paid a small indemnity for this " eight days ' war . " Prussia also made
separate treaties with the German States which she left independent . The
Prussian ...

A Century of Continental History  1780 1880

Author: John Holland Rose

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 408

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A Quarter Century of War

World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North examines this history from a Marxist perspective."--Provided by publisher.

A Quarter Century of War

Author: David North

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781893638716

Page:

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"The last 25 years have seen the US involved in a continuous series of wars, from the first Iraq War to the interventions in Libya and Syria. World Socialist Web Site International Editorial Board Chairman David North examines this history from a Marxist perspective."--Provided by publisher.

Food Culture and Identity in Germany s Century of War

This collection examines the significance of food and hunger in Germany’s turbulent twentieth century.

Food  Culture and Identity in Germany s Century of War

Author: Heather Merle Benbow

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030271382

Page: 280

View: 639

Even in the harsh conditions of total war, food is much more than a daily necessity, however scarce—it is social glue and an identity marker, a form of power and a weapon of war. This collection examines the significance of food and hunger in Germany’s turbulent twentieth century. Food-centered perspectives and experiences “from below” reveal the social, cultural and political consequences of three conflicts that defined the twentieth century: the First and Second World Wars and the ensuing global Cold War. Emerging and established scholars examine the analytical salience of food in the context of twentieth-century Germany while pushing conventional temporal frameworks and disciplinary boundaries. Together, these chapters interrogate the ways in which deeper studies of food culture in Germany can shed new light on old wars.