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Author Wright, Patrick.

Title Tank : the progress of a monstrous war machine / Patrick Wright.

Imprint New York : Viking, 2002.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    358.18 WRI    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 499 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Note Originally published: London : Faber, 2000.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-482) and index.
Contents The heaviness of an age -- A monster is evolved -- Big joke -- Breaking the line (the war artist's dilemma) -- Raising the heavy branch at Bermicourt -- Banking on the tank -- Moral victory -- Bringing it all back home -- The prophet's creed -- The secret imprint of the great beast -- The mission overseas -- The lancer and the panzer -- Through sixty years of mist -- Into Russia with Curzio Malaparte -- The tiger and the mouse -- Tributes: a flag for Europe and the true birth of punk -- The steeling of Zion -- Jewish blitzkrieg? -- Conversion: pink tank and poliscar -- Fort Knox: cybertanks and the army after next.
Summary A look at the war machine that has dominated military theory and practice throughout the twentieth century explores the tank as a cultural and social object, revealing how the tank became the symbol of technological futurism and inevitable progress, as well as of totalitarian oppression.
Subject Tank warfare -- History.
Tanks (Military science) -- History.
Other Form: Online version: Wright, Patrick. Tank. 1st American ed. New York : Viking, 2002 (OCoLC)595365681
Online version: Wright, Patrick. Tank. 1st American ed. New York : Viking, 2002 (OCoLC)606945896
ISBN 0670030708
9780670030705

 
    
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