The Resource Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq, John W. Dower

Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq, John W. Dower

Label
Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq
Title
Cultures of war
Title remainder
Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq
Statement of responsibility
John W. Dower
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dower, John W
Dewey number
355.00973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E745
LC item number
.D69 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War and society
  • Strategic culture
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq, John W. Dower
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as a hardcover in 2010
  • First published as a Norton paperback 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I. "Pearl Harbor" as code: wars of choice and failures of intelligence. 1. Infamy and the cracked mirror of history : "Pearl Harbor" as code ; The boomerang of "Pearl Harbor" -- 2. The failure of intelligence : Prelude to Pearl Harbor ; Prelude to 9-11 ; Postmortems: Pearl Harbor ; Postmortems: 9-11 -- 3. The failure of imagination : "Little yellow sons-of-bitches" ; Rationality, desperation, and risk ; Aiding and abetting the enemy ; "This little terrorist in Afghanistan" -- 4. Innocence, evil, and amnesia : Catastrophe and the transfer of innocence ; Evil and the transfer of evil ; Amnesia and Frankenstein's monster ; Evil where the price is worth it -- 5. Wars of choice and strategic imbecilities : Pearl Harbor and "Operation Iraqi Freedom" ; The emperor system and imperial presidency ; Choosing war ; Strategic imbecilities ; Deception and delusion ; Victory disease and the gates of hell -- "Pearl Harbor" as godsend ---- Part II. Ground Zero 1945 and Ground Zero 2001: terror and mass destruction. 7. "Hiroshima" as code -- 8. Air war and terror bombing in World War II : Ghost cities ; Extirpating "noncombatants" ; "Increasing the terror" in Germany ; Targeting Japan ; Firebombing the great cities ; "Burn jobs" and "secondary targets" ; Morale, shock, and psychological warfare -- 9. "The most terrible bomb in the history of the world" : Ground zeroes ; Anticipating zero ; Becoming death ; Ending the war and saving American lives -- 10. The irresistible logic of mass destruction : Brute force ; August 1945 and the rejected alternatives ; Unconditional surrender ; Power politics and the Cold War ; Partisan politics -- 11. Sweetness, beauty, and idealistic annihilation : Scientific sweetness and technological imperatives ; Technocratic momentum and the war machine ; The aesthetics of mass destruction ; Revenge ; Idealistic annihilation -- 12. New evils in the world: 1945/2001 : Evil beyond recall ; Arrogating God ; Holy war against the west: seisen and jihad ; Ground zeroes: state and nonstate terror ; Managing savagery ---- Part III. Wars and occupations: winning the peace, losing the peace. 13. Occupied Japan and occupied Iraq : Winning the war, losing the peace ; Occupied Japan and the eye of the beholder ; Incommensurable worlds ; Planning postwar Japan ; Eyes wide shut: occupying Iraq ; Repudiating nation building ; Baghdad burning -- 14. Convergence of a sort: law, justice, and transgression : Jiggering the law ; Legal and illegal occupation ; War crimes and the ricochet of victor's justice ; Spheres of influence and the limbo of defeated armies ; Dissipating intangible assets -- 15. Nation building and market fundamentalism : Controls and capitalisms ; Corruption and crime ; Successful and disastrous demilitarization ; "Generalists" versus "area experts" ; Privatizing nation building ; Rendering Iraq "open for business" ; Aid in two eras ; Combating carpetbagging in an earlier time ; Mixed legacies in an age of forgetting -- Epilogue: Fools' errands and fools' gold : Secular priesthoods and faith-based policies ; Fools' errands ; Fools' gold
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 596 p.
Isbn
9780393340686
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2515721-01umb_inst
  • 2526992
  • (Sirsi) i9780393340686
  • (OCoLC)751685241
Label
Cultures of war : Pearl Harbor/Hiroshima/9-11/Iraq, John W. Dower
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as a hardcover in 2010
  • First published as a Norton paperback 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part I. "Pearl Harbor" as code: wars of choice and failures of intelligence. 1. Infamy and the cracked mirror of history : "Pearl Harbor" as code ; The boomerang of "Pearl Harbor" -- 2. The failure of intelligence : Prelude to Pearl Harbor ; Prelude to 9-11 ; Postmortems: Pearl Harbor ; Postmortems: 9-11 -- 3. The failure of imagination : "Little yellow sons-of-bitches" ; Rationality, desperation, and risk ; Aiding and abetting the enemy ; "This little terrorist in Afghanistan" -- 4. Innocence, evil, and amnesia : Catastrophe and the transfer of innocence ; Evil and the transfer of evil ; Amnesia and Frankenstein's monster ; Evil where the price is worth it -- 5. Wars of choice and strategic imbecilities : Pearl Harbor and "Operation Iraqi Freedom" ; The emperor system and imperial presidency ; Choosing war ; Strategic imbecilities ; Deception and delusion ; Victory disease and the gates of hell -- "Pearl Harbor" as godsend ---- Part II. Ground Zero 1945 and Ground Zero 2001: terror and mass destruction. 7. "Hiroshima" as code -- 8. Air war and terror bombing in World War II : Ghost cities ; Extirpating "noncombatants" ; "Increasing the terror" in Germany ; Targeting Japan ; Firebombing the great cities ; "Burn jobs" and "secondary targets" ; Morale, shock, and psychological warfare -- 9. "The most terrible bomb in the history of the world" : Ground zeroes ; Anticipating zero ; Becoming death ; Ending the war and saving American lives -- 10. The irresistible logic of mass destruction : Brute force ; August 1945 and the rejected alternatives ; Unconditional surrender ; Power politics and the Cold War ; Partisan politics -- 11. Sweetness, beauty, and idealistic annihilation : Scientific sweetness and technological imperatives ; Technocratic momentum and the war machine ; The aesthetics of mass destruction ; Revenge ; Idealistic annihilation -- 12. New evils in the world: 1945/2001 : Evil beyond recall ; Arrogating God ; Holy war against the west: seisen and jihad ; Ground zeroes: state and nonstate terror ; Managing savagery ---- Part III. Wars and occupations: winning the peace, losing the peace. 13. Occupied Japan and occupied Iraq : Winning the war, losing the peace ; Occupied Japan and the eye of the beholder ; Incommensurable worlds ; Planning postwar Japan ; Eyes wide shut: occupying Iraq ; Repudiating nation building ; Baghdad burning -- 14. Convergence of a sort: law, justice, and transgression : Jiggering the law ; Legal and illegal occupation ; War crimes and the ricochet of victor's justice ; Spheres of influence and the limbo of defeated armies ; Dissipating intangible assets -- 15. Nation building and market fundamentalism : Controls and capitalisms ; Corruption and crime ; Successful and disastrous demilitarization ; "Generalists" versus "area experts" ; Privatizing nation building ; Rendering Iraq "open for business" ; Aid in two eras ; Combating carpetbagging in an earlier time ; Mixed legacies in an age of forgetting -- Epilogue: Fools' errands and fools' gold : Secular priesthoods and faith-based policies ; Fools' errands ; Fools' gold
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 596 p.
Isbn
9780393340686
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2515721-01umb_inst
  • 2526992
  • (Sirsi) i9780393340686
  • (OCoLC)751685241

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