American arsenal : (Record no. 160210)

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010 ## - LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER
LC control number ^^2013015070
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9780199959747 (hardcover : alk. paper)
020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 0199959749 (hardcover : alk. paper)
035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (OCoLC)841206045
Canceled/invalid control number (OCoLC)841207986
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035 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBER
System control number (OCoLC)ocn841206045
040 ## - CATALOGING SOURCE
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Language of cataloging eng
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042 ## - AUTHENTICATION CODE
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082 00 - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Edition number 23
100 1# - MAIN ENTRY--PERSONAL NAME
Personal name Coffey, Patrick.
245 10 - TITLE STATEMENT
Title American arsenal :
Remainder of title a century of waging war /
Statement of responsibility, etc. Patrick Coffey.
260 ## - PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION, ETC. (IMPRINT)
Place of publication, distribution, etc. Oxford :
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. Oxford University Press,
Date of publication, distribution, etc. c2014.
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent 328 pages :
Other physical details illustrations, facsim., map, plans, ports. ;
Dimensions 25 cm
336 ## - CONTENT TYPE
Content type term text
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337 ## - MEDIA TYPE
Media type term unmediated
Source rdamedia
338 ## - CARRIER TYPE
Carrier type term volume
Source rdacarrier
504 ## - BIBLIOGRAPHY, ETC. NOTE
Bibliography, etc Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-315) and index.
505 0# - FORMATTED CONTENTS NOTE
Formatted contents note Introduction -- Edison at war -- Gassing the senator -- Mitchell's war in three dimensions -- Bombsight -- Precision bombing tested -- Napalm -- Switch -- Atomic bomb -- Weapon not used -- Cold War and the hydrogen bomb -- Missiles -- War games -- Four lessons from Vietnam -- Star Wars -- Smart bombs and drones -- Epilogue -- Sources and acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Overview: When America declared war on Germany in 1917, the United States had only 200,000 men under arms, a twentieth of the German army's strength, and its planes were no match for the German air force. Less than a century later, the United States today has by far the world's largest military budget and provides over 40% of the world's armaments. In American Arsenal Patrick Coffey examines America's military transformation from an isolationist state to a world superpower. Focusing on fifteen specific developments, Coffey illustrates the unplanned, often haphazard nature of this transformation, which has been driven by political, military, technological, and commercial interests. Beginning with Thomas Edison's work on submarine technology, American Arsenal moves from World War I to the present conflicts in the Middle East, covering topics from chemical weapons, strategic bombing, and the nuclear standoff with the Soviet Union, to "smart" bombs, hand-held anti-aircraft missiles
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Summary, etc. , and the Predator and other drone aircrafts. Coffey traces the story of each advance in weaponry from drawing board to battlefield, and includes fascinating portraits of the men who invented and deployed them -Edward Teller, "the father of the hydrogen bomb", Robert Oppenheimer, head of atomic bomb design at Los Alamos; Curtis LeMay, who led the fire-bombing of Japan; Herman Kahn, nuclear strategist and a model for Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove; Abraham Karem, inventor of the Predator, and many others. Coffey also examines the increasingly detached nature of modern American warfare- the ultimate goal is to remove soldiers from the battlefield entirely- which limits casualties (211,454 in Vietnam and only 1,231 in the Gulf War) but also lessens the political and psychological costs of going to war. Examining the backstories of every major American weapons development, American Arsenal is essential reading for anyone interested in the continuing evolution of the U.S. defense prog
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Summary, etc. ram.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Military weapons
General subdivision Research
Geographic subdivision United States
General subdivision History.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Military weapons
Geographic subdivision United States
General subdivision History
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Weapons systems
General subdivision Technological innovations
Geographic subdivision United States
General subdivision History.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Inventors
Geographic subdivision United States
General subdivision History
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
650 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--TOPICAL TERM
Topical term or geographic name as entry element Military research
Geographic subdivision United States
Form subdivision Case studies.
651 #0 - SUBJECT ADDED ENTRY--GEOGRAPHIC NAME
Geographic name United States
General subdivision History, Military
Chronological subdivision 20th century.
999 ## - SYSTEM CONTROL NUMBERS (KOHA)
Koha biblionumber 160210
Koha biblioitemnumber 160210
Holdings
Withdrawn status Lost status Damaged status Not for loan Collection code Permanent location Current location Shelving location Date acquired Full call number Barcode Date last seen Koha item type
        Science & Technology Studies Collection Science Museum London Science Museum London Dana Research Centre Library: Books 2015-09-17 623.4:93 COFFEY 2402520631 2015-09-17 Book