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The Resource The dream of civilized warfare : World War I flying aces and the American imagination, Linda R. Robertson

The dream of civilized warfare : World War I flying aces and the American imagination, Linda R. Robertson

Label
The dream of civilized warfare : World War I flying aces and the American imagination
Title
The dream of civilized warfare
Title remainder
World War I flying aces and the American imagination
Statement of responsibility
Linda R. Robertson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, Linda R.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D606
LC item number
.R63 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Heroes
  • Fighter pilots
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War and society
Label
The dream of civilized warfare : World War I flying aces and the American imagination, Linda R. Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-472) and index
Contents
America Looks to the Skies -- "We Were Dealing with a Miracle": The Fantasy of Air Power -- "Did You Ever Buy a Pig in a Poke?" Promoting the Military Aviation Appropriation Bill -- A Matter of Class -- The Images of the Ace -- "They Made Grand Copy": Origins of the Images of the Ace -- Casus Belli: War as Melodrama -- Civilized Warfare and the Gentleman-Knight -- Mechanized Warfare and the Man -- "The Man Is Alone": Free Lance and Lone Wolf -- The Sporting Life -- Death and Transfiguration -- "As Swimmers into Cleanness Leaping": Primitive Instinct, Civilized Character, and the Hero's Fate -- American Pilots as Symbols of American Democracy -- Death Wears a Romantic Mask
Control code
52430978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 481 p.
Isbn
9780816642700
Isbn Type
(hard. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013284
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The dream of civilized warfare : World War I flying aces and the American imagination, Linda R. Robertson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-472) and index
Contents
America Looks to the Skies -- "We Were Dealing with a Miracle": The Fantasy of Air Power -- "Did You Ever Buy a Pig in a Poke?" Promoting the Military Aviation Appropriation Bill -- A Matter of Class -- The Images of the Ace -- "They Made Grand Copy": Origins of the Images of the Ace -- Casus Belli: War as Melodrama -- Civilized Warfare and the Gentleman-Knight -- Mechanized Warfare and the Man -- "The Man Is Alone": Free Lance and Lone Wolf -- The Sporting Life -- Death and Transfiguration -- "As Swimmers into Cleanness Leaping": Primitive Instinct, Civilized Character, and the Hero's Fate -- American Pilots as Symbols of American Democracy -- Death Wears a Romantic Mask
Control code
52430978
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 481 p.
Isbn
9780816642700
Isbn Type
(hard. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003013284
Other physical details
ill.

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