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.

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

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

"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

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"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.

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: 428

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.

Century of War Large Print 16pt

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: 453

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.

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

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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.

Another Century of War

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.

Another Century of War

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595587284

Page: 184

View: 949

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.

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 Global History of War

Based on fifteen years of research, this book provides a novel military and strategic perspective on the crises and conflicts that have shaped the current world order.

A Global History of War

Author: Gérard Chaliand

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520959434

Page: 312

View: 882

While many books examine specific wars, few study the history of war worldwide and from an evolutionary perspective. A Global History of War is one of the first works to focus not on the impact of war on civilizations, but rather on how civilizations impact the art and execution of war. World-renowned scholar Gérard Chaliand concentrates on the peoples and cultures who have determined how war is conducted and reveals the lasting historical consequences of combat, offering a unique picture of the major geopolitical and civilizational clashes that have rocked our common history and made us who we are today. Chaliand’s questions provoke a new understanding of the development of armed conflict. How did the foremost non-European empires rise and fall? What critical role did the nomads of the Eurasian steppes and their descendants play? Chaliand illuminates the military cultures and martial traditions of the great Eurasian empires, including Turkey, China, Iran, and Mongolia. Based on fifteen years of research, this book provides a novel military and strategic perspective on the crises and conflicts that have shaped the current world order.

Balkans into Southeastern Europe 1914 2014

This timely new edition has been revised, updated and expanded in the light of the latest scholarship and recent events.

Balkans into Southeastern Europe  1914 2014

Author: John Lampe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137057777

Page: 376

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The states and peoples of Southeastern Europe have been divided by wars over the twentieth century, but they have since worked to re-establish themselves into the European mainstream. This timely new edition has been revised, updated and expanded in the light of the latest scholarship and recent events.

The Patterns of War Through the Eighteenth Century

" --Gunther Rothenberg A history of war and warfare from ancient to early modern times, Larry Addington's new book completes his survey of the patterns of war in the Western world.

The Patterns of War Through the Eighteenth Century

Author: Larry H. Addington

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253205513

Page: 161

View: 517

" . . . a concise, highly readable survey of pre- 19th-century warfare." --Choice "A remarkable tour de force covering a vast span of time, different cultures, warfare by land and sea." --Gunther Rothenberg A history of war and warfare from ancient to early modern times, Larry Addington's new book completes his survey of the patterns of war in the Western world. It explains not only what happened in warfare but why war in a certain time and culture took on distinct and recognizable patterns.

France at War in the Twentieth Century

This is the first book to explore how individual myths were created, sustained, and used for purposes of propaganda, examining in detail not just the press, radio, photographs, posters, films, and songs that gave credence to an imagined ...

France at War in the Twentieth Century

Author: Christian Delporte

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571817013

Page: 164

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France experienced four major conflicts in the fifty years between 1914 and 1964: two world wars, and the wars in Indochina and Algeria. In each the role of myth was intricately bound up with memory, hope, belief, and ideas of nation. This is the first book to explore how individual myths were created, sustained, and used for purposes of propaganda, examining in detail not just the press, radio, photographs, posters, films, and songs that gave credence to an imagined event or attributed mythical status to an individual, but also the cultural processes by which such artifacts were disseminated and took effect. Reliance on myth, so the authors argue, is shown to be one of the most significant and durable features of 20th century warfare propaganda, used by both sides in all the conflicts covered in this book. However, its effective and useful role in time of war notwithstanding, it does distort a population's perception of reality and therefore often results in defeat: the myth-making that began as a means of sustaining belief in France's supremacy, and later her will and ability to resist, ultimately proved counterproductive in the process of decolonization.

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: Mehring Books, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781893638693

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.

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.

The Character of War in the 21st Century

Author: Caroline Holmqvist-Jonsäter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135183554

Page: 192

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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.

Reading and War in Fifteenth century England

An investigation into the connections between military and literary culture in the late medieval period, and how warfare shaped such texts as Malory's Morte.

Reading and War in Fifteenth century England

Author: Catherine Nall

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843843242

Page: 197

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An investigation into the connections between military and literary culture in the late medieval period, and how warfare shaped such texts as Malory's Morte.

Gender and War in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe

This volume explores the role of gender on both the home and fighting fronts in eastern Europe during World Wars I and II. By using gender as a category of analysis, the authors seek to arrive at a more nuanced understanding of the ...

Gender and War in Twentieth Century Eastern Europe

Author: Nancy M. Wingfield

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253111937

Page: 264

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This volume explores the role of gender on both the home and fighting fronts in eastern Europe during World Wars I and II. By using gender as a category of analysis, the authors seek to arrive at a more nuanced understanding of the subjective nature of wartime experience and its representations. While historians have long equated the fighting front with the masculine and the home front with the feminine, the contributors challenge these dichotomies, demonstrating that they are based on culturally embedded assumptions about heroism and sacrifice. Major themes include the ways in which wartime experiences challenge traditional gender roles; postwar restoration of gender order; collaboration and resistance; the body; and memory and commemoration.

At War

At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped ...

At War

Author: David Kieran

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813584329

Page: 410

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The country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life—from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.