The Dream of Civilized Warfare: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination

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Linda R. Robertson argues that the development of the United States as a global military power arose from the influence of an image of air combat carefully constructed during World War I to mask the sordid realities of modern ground warfare. "The Dream of Civilized Warfare" carries this trajectory to its logical end, tracing the long history of the American desire to exert the nation's will throughout the world without having to risk the lives of ground soldiers--a theme that continues to reverberate in public discussions, ...

The Dream of Civilized Warfare: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination 2005, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minn

ISBN-13: 9780816642717

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The Dream of Civilized Warfare: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination 2003, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

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