Lindqvist, Sven, 1932-

A history of bombing / Sven Lindqvist ; translated by Linda Haverty Rugg. - New York : New Press, 2001. - ix, 207 p. : ill.

Translation of: Nu dog du.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207).

Bang, you're dead -- In the beginning was the bomb -- The history of the future -- Death comes flying -- What is permissible in war? -- Bombing the savages -- Bombed into savagery -- The law and the prophets -- From Chechaouen to Guernica -- The splendid decision -- Hamburg, Auschwitz, Dresden -- Tokyo -- The dream of a superweapon -- Hiroshima -- Living with the superweapon -- Bombs against independence -- Korea -- Massive retaliation -- Flexible retaliation -- Surgical precision -- The bomb on trial -- Nothing human.

"The bomb shatters history into hundreds of fragments scattered throughout time in this new book from Sven Lindqvist, author of "Exterminate All the Brutes." Divided into 399 sections with 22 "entrances," or thematic ways of approaching the book, The History of Bombing moves the reader backward and forward in time, traveling from section to section as it builds a critical history of violence. Primarily concerned with civilian experiences during wartime, Lindqvist utilizes military history, pulp literature, and an analysis of international law in its capacity to mitigate wartime harms inflicted on civilians. Forming a labyrinth of events that illustrates the genocidal fantasies underlying so much conflict and the devastation wrought by aerial bombing, A History of Bombing links the total war of World War II, the Korean War, and Vietnam War with centuries-past colonial warfare."--Jacket.

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Bombs -- History -- 20th century.
War -- History -- 20th century.
Bombing, Aerial -- History -- 20th century.

UG1242.B6 / .L56 2001

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