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The Resource The American way of war : guided missiles, misguided men, and a republic in peril, Eugene Jarecki

The American way of war : guided missiles, misguided men, and a republic in peril, Eugene Jarecki

Label
The American way of war : guided missiles, misguided men, and a republic in peril
Title
The American way of war
Title remainder
guided missiles, misguided men, and a republic in peril
Statement of responsibility
Eugene Jarecki
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A historical assessment of the origins of American war-making and its implications for democracy contends that America's powerful world position has fostered inclinations toward militarism and imperialism while giving way to the war in Iraq and other conflicts
  • In the sobering aftermath of America's invasion of Iraq, documentarian Jarecki launches a penetrating inquiry into how forces within the American political, economic, and military systems have come to undermine the carefully crafted structure of our republic--upsetting its balance of powers, vastly strengthening the hand of the president in taking the nation to war, and imperiling the workings of American democracy. Surveying a scorched landscape of America's military adventures and misadventures, Jarecki's account includes interviews with leading figures in the Bush administration, Congress, the military, academia, and the defense industry. Their insights expose the deepest roots of American war making. As Jarecki powerfully argues, only concerted action by the American people can, and must, compel the nation back on course.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jarecki, Eugene
Dewey number
973.931
Index
index present
LC call number
E181
LC item number
.J27 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bush, George W.
  • Interviews
  • National characteristics, American
  • Militarism
  • Executive power
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The American way of war : guided missiles, misguided men, and a republic in peril, Eugene Jarecki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mission creep -- The tip of the spear -- The arsenal of democracy -- Fear in the night -- Big white men -- John Boyd, Donald Rumsfeld, and the meaning of transformation -- The missing "C" : an insider's guide to the complex -- Shock and awe at home -- Conclusion: If I ran the zoo
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781416544562
Lccn
2008029242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn166373194
  • 488151
Label
The American way of war : guided missiles, misguided men, and a republic in peril, Eugene Jarecki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mission creep -- The tip of the spear -- The arsenal of democracy -- Fear in the night -- Big white men -- John Boyd, Donald Rumsfeld, and the meaning of transformation -- The missing "C" : an insider's guide to the complex -- Shock and awe at home -- Conclusion: If I ran the zoo
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Free Press hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 324 pages
Isbn
9781416544562
Lccn
2008029242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn166373194
  • 488151

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