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xxxiv, 376 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Economics and Intelligence History Part One - Prelude 1. A New Field of Intelligence 2. Rival Concepts Part Two - The War Years 3. Enemy Branch 4. Planning for the Future 5. The Origins of the Joint Intelligence Bureau Part Three - The Golden Age 6. The Changing Post-War Intelligence Architecture 7. The Joint Intelligence Bureau and Whitehall 8. Creating the Defence Intelligence Staff 9. Economic Intelligence for the Ministry of Defence 1946-91 10. Economic Intelligence for Whitehall 1946-68 Part Four - Marking Time 11. The British Way of Economic Intelligence 12. The Top Table 13. The Fate of the Directorate of Economic Intelligence Conclusion Appendices.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138658288 20180820
This book is the first history of UK economic intelligence and offers a new perspective on the evolution of Britain's national intelligence machinery and how it worked during the Cold War. British economic intelligence has a longer pedigree than the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and was the vanguard of intelligence coordination in Whitehall, yet it remains a missing field in intelligence studies. This book is the first history of this core government capability and shows how central it was to the post-war evolution of Whitehall's national intelligence machinery. It places special emphasis on the Joint Intelligence Bureau and Defence Intelligence Staff - two vital organisations in the Ministry of Defence underpinning the whole Whitehall intelligence edifice, but almost totally ignored by historians. Intelligence in Whitehall was not conducted in a parallel universe. This contrasts with the conventional wisdom which accepts the uniqueness of intelligence as a government activity and is symbolised by the historical profile of the JIC. The study draws on the official archives to show that the mantra of the existence of a semi-autonomous UK intelligence community cannot be sustained against the historical evidence of government departments using the machinery of government to advance their traditional priorities. Rivalries within and between agencies and departments, and their determination to resist any central encroachment on their authority, emasculated a truly professional multi-skilled capability in Whitehall at the very moment when it was needed to address emerging global economic issues. This book will be of much interest to students of British government and politics, intelligence studies, defence studies, security studies and international relations in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138658288 20180820
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viii, pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Formed in 1916, the U.S. Army 31st Infantry Regiment-known as the Polar Bears-has fought in virtually every war in modern American history. This richly illustrated chronicle of the regiment's century of combat service covers their exploits on battlefields from Manila to Siberia-including Pork Chop Hill, Nui Chom Mountain and Iraq's Triangle of Death-along with their survival during the Bataan Death March and the years of brutal captivity that followed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476669090 20180813
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xi, 291 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • List of figures, maps, tables and text boxes Foreword 1. Understanding the security environment 2. Thinking about security 3. Identity conflict 4. Failing states 5. Terrorism and extremism 6. Trafficking in drugs and small arms 7. Health and disease 8. Resource conflict and the environment 9. The African response 10. The international response 11. The future of African security Bibliography Index -- .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526122735 20180403
This book explores and analyses the evolving African security paradigm in light of the multitude of diverse threats and challenges facing the continent and the international community. It challenges current thinking and traditional security constructs as woefully inadequate to meet the real security needs of African governments and their 1 billion plus citizens in an increasingly globalised and interdependent world. Through the lens of human security the authors' examine the continent's most pressing security challenges-from identity conflict and failing states to terrorism, disease, and environmental degradation-and in doing so provide a comprehensive look at the complexities of building peace and stability in modern-day Africa. Not only does the book critically assess the state of progress in addressing security challenges, but it presents new strategies and tools for more effectively engaging Africans and the global community in their common search for solutions. -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526122735 20180403
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170 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction - South Africa as a hegemonic power Chapter One - Tentative hegemony from Mandela to Zuma Chapter Two - South Africa's image problem in Africa Chapter Three - The African Renaissance versus the South African Renaissance Chapter Four - The plight of the South African National Defence Force Conclusion - South Africa in Africa: The challenges of the new multipolarity.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138549654 20180306
When Nelson Mandela was sworn in as president on 10 May 1994, South Africa enjoyed an unprecedented global standing. Much of the international community, particularly Western states, saw the new South Africa as well equipped to play a dynamic and dominant role on the continent; promoting conflict resolution, economic development, and acting as a standard-bearer for democracy and human rights. Yet, throughout the presidencies of Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma, South Africa has failed to deliver on this early promise. Its continental primacy has been circumscribed by its own reluctance to lead, combined with widespread African hostility to its economic expansion, antipathy towards its democratic ideals and scepticism about its suitability as Africa's global representative. With an onerous domestic agenda, as it continues to tackle the profound socio-economic legacies of apartheid, and with its military power also on the wane, South Africa must now adapt to an emerging multipolarity on the continent. This transition - which may produce a new concert of African powers working in constructive collaboration or lead to fragmentation, discord and gridlock - is likely to determine Africa's prospects for decades to come. This Adelphi book squarely challenges the received wisdom that South Africa is a dominant power in Africa. It explores the country's complex and difficult relationship with the rest of the continent in the post-apartheid era and examines the ways in which the country has struggled to translate its economic, military and diplomatic weight into tangible foreign policy successes and enduring influence on the ground. The conclusions of this book will be valuable to academics, policymakers, journalists, and business leaders seeking to understand the evolution and trajectory of South African policy in Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138549654 20180306
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xx, 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Enlist/commission
  • Mission
  • Every other day
  • In country
  • The best job I ever had
  • Explosion
  • Low points
  • Close call
  • Combat
  • Comrades
  • Chain of command
  • Did you kill anyone
  • Enemies
  • Homecoming
  • Loss
  • Nostalgia
  • Struggling
  • Thank you for your service
  • True war stories
  • "Out of synch.
Approximately 2.5 million men and women have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in the service of the U.S. War on Terror. Marian Eide and Michael Gibler have collected and compiled personal combat accounts from some of these war veterans. In modern warfare no deployment meets the expectations laid down by stories of Appomattox, Ypres, Iwo Jima, or Tet. Stuck behind a desk or the wheel of a truck, many of today's veterans feel they haven't even been to war though they may have listened to mortars in the night or dodged improvised explosive devices during the day. When a drone is needed to verify a target's death or bullets are sprayed like grass seed, military offensives can lack the immediacy that comes with direct contact. After Combat bridges the gap between sensationalized media and reality by telling war's unvarnished stories. Participating soldiers, sailors, marines, and air force personnel (retired, on leave, or at the beginning of military careers) describe combat in the ways they believe it should be understood. In this collection of interviews, veterans speak anonymously with pride about their own strengths and accomplishments, with gratitude for friendships and adventures, and also with shame, regret, and grief, while braving controversy, misunderstanding, and sanction. In the accounts of these veterans, Eide and Gibler seek to present what Vietnam veteran and writer Tim O'Brien calls a "true war story" - one without obvious purpose or moral imputation and independent of civilian logic, propaganda goals, and even peacetime convention.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781640120235 20180910
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xiv, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • "A different breed of cat": the foundations of pilot culture
  • Shared experiences: the foundations of SAC culture
  • Beginnings: The evolution of SAC
  • "We are at war now": implementing a new organizational culture
  • Taking charge: organizational culture in SAC relationships, institutions, and artifacts
  • SAC life: the SAC mentality in action
  • Living in the missile age: Fear and SAC culture
  • Epilogue and conclusion.
"Always at War is the story of Strategic Air Command (SAC) during the early decades of the Cold War. It explains how an organization dominated by experienced World War II airmen developed a unique culture that thrives to this day. The narrative begins with the origins of powered flight and describes how the early generation of American pilots developed their own culture and shared beliefs rooted in the promise of airpower."--Provided by publisher.
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viii, 333 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction: History and heritage
  • After Appomattox: the Army in decline
  • Fetterman's chance: the fight on Lodge Trail Ridge
  • Joining up: enlisting in the Army
  • Against the odds: the Hayfield and Wagon Box Fights
  • Drill and marksmanship: learning the soldier's trade
  • Soldiering on the frontier: "Bring enough money to pay your own funeral expenses"
  • Shoulder straps and chevrons: privates, NCOs and officers
  • Books and baseball: soldiers' entertainments
  • Bacon, bread and coffee: Army rations
  • "The curse of the Army": alcohol and the soldier
  • Hard, horse-killing marches: campaigning on the frontier
  • Crime and punishment: "A 24-pound ball on a six-foot chain"
  • Patrol, pursuit and skirmish: the nature of combat in the Indian Wars
  • The desertion problem: "Giving the Army the grand bounce"
  • The color line: the Army and race
  • "Mr. Lo": the soldier and the Indian
  • Politics and a massacre: the Army's quest for control of the Indian Bureau
  • "A damned big fight": the 7th Cavalry at the Little Big Horn
  • The end of an era: the Pine Ridge Campaign and Wounded Knee
  • The War with Spain: a different Army for a different war
  • Waiting in the wings: the Spanish-American War in the training camps
  • Scandal and reform: the aftermath of the Spanish-American War
  • "A diabolical threat": the anti-canteen campaign
  • Soldiers of empire: the Army in the Philippines
  • The War in the Philippines: "Battles we never enlisted for..."
  • Into Mexico: the 1916 Punitive Expedition
  • Conclusion: The gathering storm
  • Appendix: Major campaigns and combat engagements of the Indian Wars, 1866-1890.
In the years following the Civil War, the U.S. Army underwent a long period of professional decline on the widening American frontier. Through the decades of the Indian Wars, American soldiers served out their enlistments in desert stations, prairie forts, mountain posts, and nameless places from Florida to Alaska. It was a hard life, where harsh weather, bad food, wretched living conditions, and long stretches of boredom were adversaries every bit as tough as Indian raiders. Desertion and alcoholism plagued the army, yet every year more men enlisted to take their chances as soldiers in blue for $13 a month in pay. Drawing on a wealth of soldiers' narratives and personal letters augmented with official records and contemporary sources, John Haymond examines what life was like for the ordinary American soldier during the years when the U.S. Army experienced some of its toughest challenges while also undergoing the greatest transformation in its history. Covering the Reconstruction Era, the Indian Wars, the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War, and the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, this is the common soldier's view of how the U.S. Army changed from a neglected frontier constabulary into an internationally-deployed force of empire.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781476667256 20180508
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xviii, 294 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Origins
  • Texas hill country
  • New Mexico territory
  • Frontier honor
  • Aravaipa Canyon
  • The Gila Valley
  • The abandoned mines
  • The Great War
  • Shootout at dawn
  • On the run
  • Captured
  • On trial
  • The big house on the Gila
  • Clemency
  • Redemption.
"Delves into the background and historical context of the shootout in 1918, likely the deadliest armed resistance to draft evasion during World War I, between Jeff Power's family and sheriff Frank McBride and his deputies at a remote mining cabin in in Keilberg Canyon"-- Provided by publisher.
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ix, 436 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Introduction: the power over life and death
  • Robopocalypse now. The coming swarm: the military robotics revolution ; The terminator and the roomba: what is autonomy? ; Machines that kill: what is an autonomous weapon?
  • Building the terminator. The future of being built today: autonomous missiles, drones, and robot swarms ; Inside the puzzle palace: is the Pentagon building autonomous weapons? ; Crossing the threshold: approving autonomous weapons ; World war R: robotic weapons around the world ; Garage bots: DIY killer robots
  • Runaway gun. Robots run amok: failure in autonomous systems ; Command and decision: can autonomous weapons be used safely? ; Black box: the weird, alien world of deep neural networks ; Failing deadly: the risk of autonomous weapons
  • Flash war. Bot vs. bot: an arms race in speed ; The invisible war: autonomy in cyberspace ; "Summoning the demon": the rise of intelligent machines
  • The fight to ban autonomous weapons. Robots on trial: autonomous weapons and the laws of war ; Soulless killers: the morality of autonomous weapons ; Playing with fire: autonomous weapons and stability
  • Averting armageddon: the weapon of policy. Centaur warfighters: humans + machines ; The pope and the crossbow: the mixed history of arms control ; Are autonomous weapons inevitable?: the search for lethal laws of robotics
  • Conclusion: no fate but what we make.
What happens when a Predator drone has as much autonomy as a Google car? Or when a weapon that can hunt its own targets is hacked? Although it sounds like science fiction, the technology already exists to create weapons that can attack targets without human input. Paul Scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on deep research and firsthand experience to explore how these next-generation weapons are changing warfare. Scharre's far-ranging investigation examines the emergence of autonomous weapons, the movement to ban them, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use. He spotlights artificial intelligence in military technology, spanning decades of innovation from German noise-seeking Wren torpedoes in World War II-antecedents of today's homing missiles-to autonomous cyber weapons, submarine-hunting robot ships, and robot tank armies. Through interviews with defense experts, ethicists, psychologists, and activists, Scharre surveys what challenges might face "centaur warfighters" on future battlefields, which will combine human and machine cognition. We've made tremendous technological progress in the past few decades, but we have also glimpsed the terrifying mishaps that can result from complex automated systems-such as when advanced F-22 fighter jets experienced a computer meltdown the first time they flew over the International Date Line. At least thirty countries already have defensive autonomous weapons that operate under human supervision. Around the globe, militaries are racing to build robotic weapons with increasing autonomy. The ethical questions within this book grow more pressing each day. To what extent should such technologies be advanced? And if responsible democracies ban them, would that stop rogue regimes from taking advantage? At the forefront of a game-changing debate, Army of None engages military history, global policy, and cutting-edge science to argue that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, but without surrendering human judgment. When the choice is life or death, there is no replacement for the human heart.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393608984 20180611
Green Library
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128 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, charts ; 22 cm.
  • Les six calibres de France -- Présentation de l'artillerie -- L'artillerie à l'aube de la Renaissance -- La grande maîtrise -- Les salaires et les gages -- La naissance des six calibres -- La fonte des canons -- Le prix des pièces d'artillerie -- La rationalisation technique des bouches à feu -- Les affûts -- Les cordages -- Les rouages -- Les bateaux et les ponts brisés -- Les outils des corporations accompagnant le train de l'artillerie -- Les meubles du grand maître de l'artillerie -- La mise en oeuvre des feux de l'artillerie en campagne -- Les boulets -- La production de salpêtre -- La fabrication de la poudre -- Le chargement des pièces -- Le service des pièces -- La marche à l'ennemi -- L'artillerie en appui sur le champ de bataille.
"À la veille de la Renaissance française, l'artillerie s'était déjà imposée sur le champ de bataille avec des canons sortis des forts en donnant la victoire à Charles VII, en 1453, à Castillon, grâce à l'adoption de la fonte de fer qui renforce la résistance des canons. Plus tard, la France poursuit la standardisation de son artillerie durant la seconde moitié du XVIe siècle. Elle expérimente et organise l'emploi des canons de sa production jusqu'à sa mise en oeuvre sur le champ de bataille. Benedit de Vassalieu est un ingénieur de l'artillerie royale qui, dans un ouvrage très exhaustif : Recueil du règlement pour l'artillerie, s'est attelé à décrire l'artillerie de cette période bouillonnante qui détaille la gestion industrielle, l'équipement matériel et le service des bouches à feu. Ce manuscrit est resté longtemps oublié. En l'exhumant et en le vulgarisant, le présent ouvrage révèle une passionnante dimension technique de l'artillerie française à la veille du Grand Siècle."--Page 4 of cover.
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xxx, 512 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm.
"Artillery in the Era of the Crusades provides a detailed examination of the use of mechanical artillery in the Levant through the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Rather than focus on a selection of sensational anecdotes, Michael S. Fulton explores the full scope of the available literary and archaeological evidence, reinterpreting the development of trebuchet technology and the ways in which it was used during this period. Among the arguments put forward, Fulton challenges the popular perception that the invention of the counterweight trebuchet was responsible for the dramatic transformation in the design of fortifications around the start of the thirteenth century."--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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383 pages : maps (chiefly color) ; 26 x 29 cm
  • Histoires d'atlas -- Les espaces cartographiques de l'ingénieur -- Le temps de l'invention (1594-1661) -- De la carte en feuille au "recueil de places fortes" -- L'âge d'or des atlas militaires manuscrits (1661-1774) Les règnes de Louis XIV et de Louis XV -- Catalogue raisonné des atlas conservés en Île-de-France -- Liste des atlas par fonds -- Bibliothèque du Service historique de la défense -- Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Cartes et plans -- Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Estampes et de la photographie -- Bibliothèque nationale de France, département des Manuscrits -- Bibliothèque nationale de France, bibliothèque de l'Arsenal -- Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève -- Bibliothèque Mazarine -- Bibliothèque de la Sorbonne -- Bibliothèque Condé du château de Chantilly -- Bibliothèque de l'Assemblée nationale -- Bibliothèque de l'Institut de France -- Index des noms de lieux -- Index des noms de personnes.
"Aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, tandis que les grands ateliers cartographiques européens s'affairent à l'édition de luxueuses séries d'atlas universels pour leur clientèle la plus fortunée, c'est au plus près du terrain que les ingénieurs militaires façonnent patiemment leur propre conception de l'atlas militaire manuscrit, à bien des égards plus intimiste et secrète. Si leurs ouvrages se définissent toujours comme des "livres reliés de cartes et plans", ils adoptent des formes infiniment diverses, allant du simple "ramas" de documents utile à l'exercice de la profession à la "visite de places" commandée par l'administration militaire, en passant par le somptueux recueil dédicatoire. Dessinés à la plume et souvent rehaussés de lavis, ces recueils, conçus à des fins stratégiques, dressent le portrait inédit et toujours confondant de précision de provinces, païs, villes fortifiées et ouvrages militaires tour à tour défendus ou convoités par l'État monarchique. Cet ouvrage abondamment illustré, qui réunit une étude historique et un catalogue raisonné complété d'index de lieux et d'auteurs, présente pour la première fois, planche par planche, l'un des gisements cartographiques d'Ancien Régime les plus exceptionnels qui soient conservés dans les fonds d'Ile-de-France. Instrument de recherche inestimable pour l'histoire des villes, de l'architecture et des territoires, il éclaire l'ensemble des processus de réformation orchestrés en France entre les règnes d'Henri IV et de Louis XV, tout en faisant la part belle aux pays européens et aux États du Levant."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1. Introduction.- Chapter 2. Military Uniforms and the Making of a National Industry.- Chapter 3. The Government Takes Control.- Chapter 4. The Clothing and Woollen Cloth Factories Following the First World War.- Chapter 5. The Clothing Factory during the 1930s and the Second World War.- Chapter 6. Building a New Clothing Factory - 1950s to 1971.- Chapter 7. Science Takes Command.- Chapter 8. Driving Forces of Military Innovation.- Chapter 9. Military Control over Intellectual Property.- Chapter 10. The Government Relinquishes Control.- Chapter 11. Conclusions.- Epilogue.- Appendices.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319714240 20180409
This book reveals the business history of the Australian Government Clothing Factory as it introduced innovative changes in the production and design of the Australian Army uniform during the twentieth century. While adopting a Schumpeterian interpretation of the concept of innovation, Anneke van Mosseveld traces the driving forces behind innovation and delivers a comprehensive explanation of the resulting changes in the combat uniform. Using an array of archival sources, this book displays details of extensive collaborations between the factory, the Army and scientists in the development of camouflage patterns and military textiles. It uncovers a system of intellectual property management to protect the designs of the uniform, and delivers new insights into the wider economic influences and industry linkages of the Government owned factory.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319714240 20180409
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80 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
The Bachem Ba 349 Natter was a secretive, vertical take-off, single-seat rocket interceptor intended to offer high-speed defence of key targets. This radical aircraft offered Luftwaffe an inexpensive means with which to intercept and attack Allied heavy bombers using a vertically-launched, semi-expendable machine built of wood and armed with a nose-mounted `honeycomb' battery of spin-stabilised air-to-air rockets as well as cannon armament. Launched vertically at 36,000ft per minute, the pilot was expected to fly within range of the enemy bombers, fire his rockets at them, ram another bomber, eject and parachute to the ground. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and stunning commissioned artwork, this study examines this inventive yet ultimately unsuccessful attempt by the Luftwaffe to defend against the tide of Allied aircraft that was bombing German cities into the ground.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472820099 20180806
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106 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
  • Les raisons de la création de la SELE -- Le contexte -- Le choix de la Corse -- Les déserteurs -- La création de la SELE -- L'installation -- Une discipline de fer -- L'encadrement -- Le culte du secret -- Plans et détail du camp -- Des témoignages confondants -- 1969 : Daniel Pottier -- 1971-72 : Le disciplinaire -- 1972: Jean-Claude G. -- 1973 : Michel Trouvain -- 1973 : Louis Robin -- 1974 : R.G. -- 1974 : Joaquim Nogueira Artero -- 1975: Yves Scanzi -- Autres témoignages -- Le déroulement de l'enquête.
"Des hommes battus, humiliés, maltraités, parfois disparus à jamais... Appuyé par de nombreux témoins, Bastien Touvon a mené une enquête minutieuse et édifiante sur ce qui demeurera comme une tâche dans l'histoire du glorieux corps de la Légion : le camp de Saint-Jean à Corte, dernier bagne militaire français."--Page 4 of cover.
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16. La bataille [2018]

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310 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 26 cm.
  • Présentation. Les figures de la violence guerrière -- Bataille sans combattre ? Les Ayorés du Chaco paraguayen -- Le siège ou la bataille ? -- L'invention d'une catégorie intellectuelle et historique : la bataille hoplitique selon Victor D. Hanson et ses constructions idéologiques dans le monde grec antique -- La spécificité de la guerre sur mer dans le monde grec -- Le blocus dans le monde grec antique -- Fabrice près de Modène ? La bataille romaine vue par un de ses acteurs (Forum Gallorum, 14 avril 43 av. J.-C.) -- L'écriture de la guerre : l'exemple des "lettres de bataille" (France, XVe siècle) -- La lutte pour la domination de la Méditerranée entre Byzantins et musulmans -- Qu'est-ce qu'un siège ? Réflexions autour du fait obsidional (1411-1444) -- La guerre de siège à Byzance -- La guérilla en Corée -- La bataille dans le monde préhispanique -- La bataille dans le Japon féodal -- La bataille pour accoucher d'une décision. Frédéric II et Napoléon -- Ouvrir le feu à la mer. L'artillerie navale, les concepts d'emploi, les règles d'engagement (1815-1914) -- La bataille décisive au XXe siècle : le règne de la technologie sur la manoeuvre -- The aircraft carrier, naval aviation, and the changing character of naval battle during the war in the Pacific, 1941-1945 -- Des bombardements en Europe, 1939-1945 -- L'évolution de la bataille aérienne et les drones depuis la guerre du Vietnam.
"La guerre aboutit à des batailles dont les récits intéressent les historiens militaires. Mais quels facteurs, notamment sociologiques, permettent d'expliquer la variabilité infinie des faits de bataille ? Le milieu géographique suivant que l'affrontement a lieu sur terre, sur mer ou dans les airs fournit un premier élément de réponse. Mais les sociétés et les équipements jouent également un rôle décisif. Entre l'engagement prudent d'une ethnie du Chaco paraguayen et la guérilla en Corée, tout comme entre la bataille de siège à l'époque moderne et la campagne de mouvement de Frédéric II et de Napoléon, la différence est extrême. De même, la bataille grecque et romaine n'est pas celle pratiquée par la féodalité européenne ou japonaise, et la bataille navale en Grèce ou à Byzance n'a qu'une lointaine ressemblance avec celle pratiquée dans le Pacifique lors de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, sans compter que les modes d'engagement aérien sont en mutation perpétuelle depuis l'invention de l'aviation. Ce volume propose ainsi à la réflexion historique et sociologique des clefs d'interprétation et d'explication suggestives."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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xvi, 247 page : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Green Library
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xiii, 211 pages ; 23 cm
  • INTRODUCTION I: ATOMIC WORLD A Culture of Secrecy Manhattan Project Phase Two- Radiological Weapons Experimentation II: THE RADIUM LEGACY III: BLINDED BY SCIENCE Radioactive Warfare IV: THE MILITARIZED ACADEMY Militarization of the Academy Stanford University/Stanford Research Institute V: STRUCTURE OF DECEIT PHS, NIH and Embedded Studies No Turning Back Military Crosshairs Final Weapons Targets Fernald School VI: MILITARY ANALOGS Hidden in Plain View Target One: Minneapolis St. Louis Army Chemical Corps Experiments Winnipeg, Canada Leighton Effects A Parallel Study A Dubious Narrative The National Research Council Reviews Army Data An Unlikely Champion Parsons and the Army: A Lucrative Partnership VII: THE ARMY CHEMICAL CORPS AND OPEN-AIR FIELD STUDIES The St. Louis Open-Air Dispersion Study- Part Two The Pruitt-Igoe Public Housing Complex St. Louis Part II SRI and the Atomic Veterans Post-Study Claims by Officials VIII: IN THIS HOUSE: EMBEDDEDNESS AND THE MILITARY RADIATION STUDIES AEC Isotopes Project Dual-Use Technology Gabriel and Sunshine The Vanderbilt Radiation Studies IX: FALLOUT "SIMULANT" TESTING Fallout Simulants Canadian and U.K. Studies U.S. Open Air Radiation Experiments X: DEVIANCE, SECRECY, AND CLOSED WORLDS Secrecy and Group Conformity Closed World Dynamics Control of Discourse Dehumanization CONCLUSION After the Dust has Settled A Tangle of Objectives BIBLIOGRAPHY METHODOLOGY AND AFTERWORD Components for Future Exploration APPENDIX A: ABBREVIATIONS LIST INDEX.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138239678 20171023
Behind the Fog is the first in-depth, comprehensive examination of the United States' Cold War radiological weapons program. The book examines controversial military-sponsored studies and field trials using radioactive "simulants" that exposed American civilians to radiation and other hazardous substances without their knowledge or consent during the Cold War. Although Western biological and chemical weapons programs have been analyzed by a number of scholars, Behind the Fog is a strong departure from the rest in that the United States radiological weapons program has been generally unknown to the public. Martino-Taylor establishes through social linkages and coordinated efforts by a relatively small group of military scientists who advanced a four-pronged secret program of human-subject radiation studies that targeted unsuspecting Americans for Cold War military purposes. Officials enabled such projects to advance through the layering of secrecy, by embedding classified studies in other studies, and through outright deception. Agency and academic partnerships advanced, supported, and concealed the studies from the public at large who ultimately served as unwitting test subjects. Martino-Taylor's comprehensive research illuminates a dark chapter of government secrecy, the military-industrial-academic complex, and large-scale organizational deviance in American history. In its critical approach, Behind the Fog effectively examines the mechanisms that allow large-scale elite deviance to take place in modern society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138239678 20171023
Green Library
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vi, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
"The story of two Cold War spies - CIA agent Jack Platt and KGB agent Genya Vasilenko - and their improbable friendship at a time when they should have been anything but."--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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xiii, 131 pages ; 23 cm.
  • 1. Introduction.- 2. Planning.- 3. Adherence.- 4. Fear and Transgression.- 5.Working.- 6. Conclusion.- 7. Bibliography.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319754703 20180806
This book is the first major study of the blackout in the Second World War. Developing a comparative history of this system of civil defense in Britain and Germany, it begins by exploring how the blackout was planned for in both countries, and how the threat of aerial bombing framed its development. It then examines how well the blackout was adhered to, paying particular regard to the tension between its military value and the difficulties it caused civilians. The book then moves on to discuss how the blackout undermined the perception of security on the home front, especially for women. The final chapter examines the impact of the blackout on industry and transport. Arguing that the blackout formed an integral part in mobilising and legitimating British and German wartime discourses of community, fairness and morality, the book explores its profound impact on both countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319754703 20180806
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