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The Resource The quest : Haywood Hansell and American strategic bombing in World War II, Charles Griffith, (electronic resource)

The quest : Haywood Hansell and American strategic bombing in World War II, Charles Griffith, (electronic resource)

Label
The quest : Haywood Hansell and American strategic bombing in World War II
Title
The quest
Title remainder
Haywood Hansell and American strategic bombing in World War II
Statement of responsibility
Charles Griffith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This biography of Maj Gen Haywood S. Hansell Jr. provides an in-depth look at the life and career of one of airpower's pioneer thinkers. General Hansell's professional life was devoted to the theory and practice of strategic airpower7the single most controversial military debate of the twentieth century. Hansell believed that wars could and should be won through precision bombing of military and industrial/commercial targets, a theory and practice that the United States Army Air Forces abandoned during World War II because of the dictates of existing technology, the demands of combat, and the fact that the passions of war swept away any moral concerns involving strategic bombing. Nevertheless, Hansell's main contribution to air doctrine was the concept that through selective targeting and an ability to place the bombs on those targets, airpower could win wars by crippling an enemy's ability to supply his forces and without causing wanton death and destruction. The author believes that the Persian Gulf War went a long way toward proving Hansell's theories to be correct
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffith, Charles
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hansell, Haywood S
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Strategy
  • Generals
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
Label
The quest : Haywood Hansell and American strategic bombing in World War II, Charles Griffith, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-221) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
143284134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 226 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429472319
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)143284134
  • 193655
Label
The quest : Haywood Hansell and American strategic bombing in World War II, Charles Griffith, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-221) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
143284134
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 226 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429472319
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)143284134
  • 193655

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