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Author Robertson, Linda R. (Linda Raine), 1946-

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

Imprint Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.4497 ROB    Available
Description xx, 481 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
Fighter pilots.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspects -- United States.
War and society -- United States.
ISBN 0816642702 (hard. : alk. paper)

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