An Intimate History of Killing: Face to Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare download free [PDF and Ebook] by Professor Joanna Bourke

An Intimate History of Killing: Face to Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare download free [PDF and Ebook] by Professor Joanna Bourke year 2010
  • Book name: An Intimate History of Killing: Face to Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare
  • Author: Professor Joanna Bourke
  • Release date: 2010/7/5
  • Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780465007387
  • Rating: 7.29 of 10
  • Votes: 236
  • Review by: Georgetta Herrick
  • Review rating: 8.76 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/14
  • Total pages: 544
  • Includes a PDF summary of 44 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The characteristic act of men at war is not dying, but killing. Politicians and military historians may gloss over human slaughter, emphasizing the defence of national honor, but for men in active service, warfare means being - or becoming - efficient killers. In An Intimate History of Killing , historian Joanna Bourke asks: What are the social and psychological dynamics of becoming the best 'citizen soldiers?' What kind of men become the best killers? How do they readjust to civilian life?These questions are answered in this ground-breaking new work that won, while still in manuscript, the Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History. Excerpting from letters, diaries, memoirs, and reports of British, American, and Australian veterans of three wars (World War I, World War II, and Vietnam), Bourke concludes that the structure of war encourages pleasure in killing and that perfectly ordinary, gentle human beings can, and often do, become enthusiastic killers without being brutalized.This graphic, unromanticized look at men at war is sure to revise many long-held beliefs about the nature of violence.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 33H50M55S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, Theory Of Warfare & Military Science, Popular Psychology, Military Engineering, Military History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 27.52 USD
  • Dimensions: 128x201x28mm
  • Weight: 557.92g
  • Printed by: BASIC BOOKS
  • Published in: New York, United States
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