The Eye Of War

Author: Antoine Bousquet
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 145295805X
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How perceptual technologies have shaped the history of war from the Renaissance to the present From ubiquitous surveillance to drone strikes that put “warheads onto foreheads,” we live in a world of globalized, individualized targeting. The perils are great. In The Eye of War, Antoine Bousquet provides both a sweeping historical overview of military perception technologies and a disquieting lens on a world that is, increasingly, one in which anything or anyone that can be perceived can be destroyed—in which to see is to destroy. Arguing that modern-day global targeting is dissolving the conventionally bounded spaces of armed conflict, Bousquet shows that over several centuries, a logistical order of militarized perception has come into ascendancy, bringing perception and annihilation into ever-closer alignment. The efforts deployed to evade this deadly visibility have correspondingly intensified, yielding practices of radical concealment that presage a wholesale disappearance of the customary space of the battlefield. Beginning with the Renaissance’s fateful discovery of linear perspective, The Eye of War discloses the entanglement of the sciences and techniques of perception, representation, and localization in the modern era amid the perpetual quest for military superiority. In a survey that ranges from the telescope, aerial photograph, and gridded map to radar, digital imaging, and the geographic information system, Bousquet shows how successive technological systems have profoundly shaped the history of warfare and the experience of soldiering. A work of grand historical sweep and remarkable analytical power, The Eye of War explores the implications of militarized perception for the character of war in the twenty-first century and the place of human subjects within its increasingly technical armature.

Eye Of War Pb

Author: KEEGAN J
Editor: Smithsonian
ISBN: 9781588342065
File Size: 66,86 MB
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A photographic history of the art war ranges from the American Civil War to Vietnam and Iraq, as seen through photographs that capture the lives of soldiers on and off the battlefield, the use of heavy machinery and artillery, the weapons of war, and the devastation that occurs in the wake of war. Reprint.

In The Eye Of War

Author: Margaret Scrogin Chang
Editor: Margaret K McElderry
ISBN:
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During the final days of the Japanese occupation of China, Shao-shao celebrates his tenth birthday, observes traditional holidays with his family, and befriends the daughter of a traitor.

The Eye Of War

Author: Phillip Knightley
Editor: Smithsonian Inst Press
ISBN:
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A photographic history of the art war ranges from the American Civil War to Vietnam and Iraq, as seen through photographs that capture the lives of soldiers on and off the battlefield, the use of heavy machinery and artillery, the weapons of war, and the devastation that occurs in the wake of war. 40,000 first printing. (Military History)

Anecdotes Of War

Author: James N. McFadden
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434996638
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Wings Of War Eagle V1 The Eye Of The Storm

Author: Wallace
Editor: Europe Comics
ISBN:
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The son of a hero from the Great War who made his fortune in the steel industry, James O'Brady is destined for a great career in politics. When his father is appointed ambassador to Germany, James goes with him, to get an inside of view of the geopolitical landscape in the mid-1930s. But James follows his own path... which is destined to cross that of a young German fighter pilot.

South Australia On The Eve Of War

Author: Melanie Oppenheimer
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ISBN: 9781743054741
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South Australia on the Eve of War considers unique aspects of the state in this pre-war period, including the political reverberations of Federation, the town planning of what was then Australia's third-largest capital, Adelaide, and the shifting social positions of women, Indigenous Australians and minority groups.

Review Of War Surgery And Medicine

Author: United States. Surgeon-General's Office
Editor:
ISBN:
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Struggle For Liberation In Zimbabwe

Author: Dhazi Chiwapu
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490716610
File Size: 26,66 MB
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Here is an opportunity for readers to understand the silent and unrecorded side of the struggle for independence in Zimbabwe. This is a true narration of events experienced by the writer as far as he recalls, from the early years just as he began to follow other boys as they herd cattle in the bushes of Zimbabwe to the time Zimbabwe got independence. The book is meant to appreciate the work done by every Zimbabweans, fathers, mothers, boys (mujibhas) and girls (chimbwidos) throughout the armed struggle.

Constructing The Memory Of War In Visual Culture Since 1914

Author: Ann Murray
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351360205
File Size: 19,24 MB
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This collection provides a transnational, interdisciplinary perspective on artistic responses to war from 1914 to the present, analysing a broad selection of the rich, complex body of work which has emerged in response to conflicts since the Great War. Many of the creators examined here embody the human experience of war: first-hand witnesses who developed a unique visual language in direct response to their role as victim, soldier, refugee, resister, prisoner and embedded or official artist. Contributors address specific issues relating to propaganda, wartime femininity and masculinity, women as war artists, trauma, the role of art in soldiery, memory, art as resistance, identity and the memorialisation of war.

The Eve Of War

Author: Walter Bertram Foster
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Annual Report Of The Secretary Of War

Author: United States. War Department
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Annual Report Of The Chief Of Engineers To The Secretary Of War For The Year

Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers
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Annual Report Of The Chief Of Ordnance To The Secretary Of War

Author: United States. Army. Ordnance Dept
Editor:
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Eye Of The Storm

Author: Robert Knox Sneden
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684863669
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In this historical treasure, now restored to posterity, text and drawings by a Union cartographer record the daily life of Civil war soldiers, the firsthand observation of officers, and the battles he witnessed from Yorkville to Bull Run. 85 full-color illustrations.

In The Eye Of The Storm

Author: Alexandra Campbell
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ISBN: 9781911628262
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George V was largely an unknown entity to both his ministers and his people at the outbreak of war in 1914. By the end of the decade he had become the most visible and accessible Sovereign in British history. He had survived the "Crash of Thrones," as it was dubbed by Herbert Asquith that toppled his cousins: the Kaiser and the Tsar. Pioneering modern public relations he had not only established the House of Windsor in name, but in the hearts of his people; establishing a blueprint for the modern monarchy that is still followed today. In depth coverage of George V's war work wipes out assumptions about his capability as a sovereign and his suitability for the role. It also reveals that the Sovereign took less time off than an ordinary private soldier in the years 1914-18. Throughout, it forms a detailed overview of life on the Home Front in the Great War through the eyes of a King; a much more balanced interpretation of a country at war than the usual focus on fighting on the Western Front and those killed in battle. The image of the King and Queen Mary as distant, cold parents is debunked in full and the book also includes a wealth of new material about their youngest son, Prince John. Also reconsidered is the possibility of Nicholas II's asylum in Britain following the Russian Revolution from George V's point of view. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the King's war legacy is examined. He played a key role in the introduction of the two minute silence and the unveiling of the cenotaph. He was the chief mourner at the burial of the unknown soldier and became the first battlefield tourist when he toured the Western Front in the company of those that won the war. Battlefield pilgrims today are walking in his footsteps.

A Statement To My People On The Eve Of War

Author: John Haynes Holmes
Editor:
ISBN:
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