Law and War: An American Story

Law and War: An American Story

by Peter Maguire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231120508

ISBN-13: 9780231120500

Pub. Date: 03/07/2001

Publisher: Columbia University Press

"During the twentieth century, the United States attempted to redefine war crimes to include acts previously considered beyond the realm of objective judgment, and to determine appropriate punishments. This movement to replace blind vengeance with law culminated with the Nuremberg trials, one of the great historical dramas of modern times."--BOOK JACKET.  See more details below

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"During the twentieth century, the United States attempted to redefine war crimes to include acts previously considered beyond the realm of objective judgment, and to determine appropriate punishments. This movement to replace blind vengeance with law culminated with the Nuremberg trials, one of the great historical dramas of modern times."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231120500
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/07/2001
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The End of Limited War19
2The Changing Rules of War and Peace47
3The American War Crimes Program101
4A Shift in Priorities145
5Nuremberg: A Cold War Conflict of Interest203
6The War Criminals and the Restoration of West German Sovereignty235
Conclusion283
Notes297
Glossary393
Bibliography397
Index423

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