The Dream of Civilized Warfare: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination

The Dream of Civilized Warfare: World War I Flying Aces and the American Imagination

By: Linda R. Robertson (author)Paperback

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Analyzes the link between "civilized warfare" and the American self-image. During World War I, air combat came to epitomize American ingenuity, technological superiority, adventure, leadership, and team-work. Linda R. Robertson presents the compelling story of the creation of the first American air force and how the American imagination was shaped by the depiction of the flying ace - the gentleman warrior who offered not only a symbol of warfare in stark contrast to the muddy, brutal world of the trenches, but also a distraction to the American public.

About Author

Linda R. Robertson is professor and director of the Media and Society program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780816642717
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780816642717
  • ISBN10: 0816642710

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