Governing from the Skies: A Global History of Aerial Bombing

Governing from the Skies: A Global History of Aerial Bombing

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ISBN-13: 9781784785956
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Thomas Hippler is a philosopher and historian and teaches at the University of Caen Normandy. His previous books include Citizens, Soldiers and National Armies: Military Service in France and Germany, 1789–1830 and Bombing the People: Giulio Douhet and the Foundations of Air-Power Strategy, 1884–1939.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Prologue ix

1 Land, Sea, and Air 1

2 Towards Perpetual Peace 19

3 The Knights of the Sky 37

4 The Colonial Matrix 56

5 Civilization, Cosmopolitism, and Democracy 77

6 People and Populace 101

7 Philosophy of the Bomb 118

8 Making and Unmaking a People 140

9 'Revolutionary War' beneath the Nuclear Shield 165

10 World Governance and Perpetual War 183

Index 211

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