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A daring literary and historical look at the ideologies of war and violence, by the author of "Exterminate All the Brutes". On November 1, 1911, over the North African oasis Tagiura, Lieutenant Giulio Cavotti leaned out of the cockpit of his primitive aircraft and dropped a Haasen hand grenade. Thus began one of the most devastating military tactics of the twentieth century: aerial bombing. With this point of entry, Sven Lindqvist, the author of the highly acclaimed "Exterminate All the Brutes," presents a cleverly constructed and innovative history. A History of Bombing tells the fascinating stories behind the development of air power, bombs, and the laws of war and international justice, demonstrating how the practices of the two world wars were born from colonial warfare.

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Continuously interesting, often fascinating.

About the Author

Sven Lindqvist is a prominent Swedish writer known internationally for his books on China and Latin America. His previous works available in English include "Exterminate All the Brutes" and The Skull Measurer's Mistake (both from The New Press). He lives in Stockholm. Translator Linda H. Rugg is an associate professor in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of California at Berkeley and the author of Picturing Ourselves.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565848160
Translator:
Rugg, Linda Haverty
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Translator:
Rugg, Linda Haverty
Author:
Lindqvist, Sven
Author:
Rugg, Linda Haverty
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Bombing, aerial
Subject:
Military - Weapons
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
207
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 10.5 oz

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