An Intimate History of Killing Face to Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare [ kindle ] ☆ Joanna Bourke


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F three wars World War I World War II and Vietnam Bourke concludes that the structure of war encourages pleasure in killing and that perfectly ordinary gentle human beings can and often do become enthusiastic killers without being brutalized This graphic unromanticized look at men at war is sure to revise many long held beliefs about the nature of violenc. it s one of those books that make you go tell me something I don t know Such a huge dissappointment The Breach of Crowns pleasure in killing and that Icebergs perfectly ordinary gentle human beings can and often do become enthusiastic killers without being brutalized This graphic unromanticized look at men at war is sure to revise many long held beliefs about the nature of violenc. it s one of those books that make you go tell me something I don t know Such a huge dissappointment

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Ics of becoming the best citizen soldiers What kind of men become the best killers How do they readjust to civilian life These uestions are answered in this groundbreaking new work that won while still in manuscript the Fraenkel Prize for Contemporary History Excerpting from letters diaries memoirs and reports of British American and Australian veterans o. I find it interesting that other reviewers thought that this book didn t tell them anything they didn t know already because I found a lot of concepts this book talked about very non intuitiveParticularly what caught me off guard was the inherent contradictions described as present within the soldier who kills how a person who at first was horrified of killing could come to enjoy it despite having respect for their opponent how a person who believes in justice could stoop down to committing acts like rape and mutilation etc This is very different from the portrayals of war in fiction movies and books which tend to either frame the protagonist as virtuous than the soldiers who didn t mind killing people portrayed as innocent or don t bother to grant the enemy person status and yes this includes revenge stories where the villain is seen as only a monsterI read this book because I am writing a novel with a protagonist that fights in a war similar to Vietnam s and wanted to gain a basic understanding of what they could have gone through not only physically but emotionally This book did that for me hence why I rated it 5 stars Of course it won t be read alone and I will never claim to truly understand the wartime experience unless I somehow experience it myself but if anyone is curious about what sort of frame of mind you d have to be in to kill someone in war and then not be consumed by it later this is a good starting point Entrepreneurial Vernacular person who at first was horrified of killing could come to enjoy it despite having respect for their opponent how a Advanced C Programming by Example person who believes in justice could stoop down to committing acts like rape and mutilation etc This is very different from the Poslije svega (After, portrayals of war in fiction movies and books which tend to either frame the Die Herrenschneiderei protagonist as virtuous than the soldiers who didn t mind killing Cities of God portrayed as innocent or don t bother to grant the enemy Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone protagonist that fights in a war similar to Vietnam s and wanted to gain a basic understanding of what they could have gone through not only Pretend God Is Deaf physically but emotionally This book did that for me hence why I rated it 5 stars Of course it won t be read alone and I will never claim to truly understand the wartime experience unless I somehow experience it myself but if anyone is curious about what sort of frame of mind you d have to be in to kill someone in war and then not be consumed by it later this is a good starting Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide point

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The characteristic act of men at war is not dying but killing Politicians and military historians may gloss over human slaughter emphasizing the defense of national honor but for men in active service warfare means being or becoming efficient killers In An Intimate History of Killing historian Joanna Bourke asks What are the social and psychological dynam. Conceptualmente interesante y de ejecuci n discutible G nero EnsayoLo ue nos cuenta Revisi n del acto de matar en tiempos de guerra centrado en la Gran Guerra la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la Guerra de Vietnam de sus implicaciones tanto en el soldado individual como en la sociedad los factores internos y externos ue pueden afectar el desempe o homicida b lico los problemas de la vuelta del soldado a la sociedad civil en tiempos de paz y la relaci n de todo ello con la cultura del siglo XX uiere saber m s de este libro sin spoilers Visite Icebergs psychological dynam. Conceptualmente interesante y de ejecuci n discutible G nero EnsayoLo ue nos cuenta Revisi n del acto de matar en tiempos de guerra centrado en la Gran Guerra la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la Guerra de Vietnam de sus implicaciones tanto en el soldado individual como en la sociedad los factores internos y externos ue The Line pueden afectar el desempe o homicida b lico los Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy problemas de la vuelta del soldado a la sociedad civil en tiempos de Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya paz y la relaci n de todo ello con la cultura del siglo XX uiere saber m s de este libro sin spoilers Visite

  • Paperback
  • 544
  • An Intimate History of Killing Face to Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare
  • Joanna Bourke
  • English
  • 13 May 2017
  • 9780465007387

About the Author: Joanna Bourke

Joanna Bourke born 1963 in New Zealand is an historian and professor of history at Birkbeck University of London



10 thoughts on “An Intimate History of Killing Face to Face Killing in Twentieth Century Warfare

  1. says:

    The most effective combatantswere hostile emotionally insecure unstable men who were acting out infantile fantasies of heroism – in other words they were lucky that killing was socially approved in war because otherwise they would find themselves in prison p 102 This is a sobering book Many readers have probably heard of the research by SLA Marshall that said only a small percentage of infantrymen in World War II ever fired t

  2. says:

    Conceptualmente interesante y de ejecución discutible Género EnsayoLo ue nos cuenta Revisión del acto de matar en tiempos de guerra centrado en la Gran Guerra la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la Guerra de Vietnam de sus implicaciones tanto en el soldado individual como en la sociedad los factores internos y externos ue pueden afectar el desempeño homicida bélico los problemas de la vuelta del soldado a la soc

  3. says:

    I had wanted to read this for years and finally got a chance due to COVID 19 The scholarship is fine it's written with a general audience in mind so is fairly unchallenging history However I found there was a lot of repetiti

  4. says:

    I find it interesting that other reviewers thought that this book didn't tell them anything they didn't know already because I found a lot of concepts this book talked about very non intuitiveParticularly what ca

  5. says:

    Compré este libro hace 4 años en mi añorado Rastro No le hice mucho caso hasta la semana pasada cuando lo «redescubr

  6. says:

    The author covers the evidence from four nations in four wars to document some elements that are obvious when you think ab

  7. says:

    This book focusses on the experience of British American and Australian soldiers in the First and Second World Wars as well as the Vietnam War Based on primary accounts and interviews with former soldiers Bourke constructs an analysis of the p

  8. says:

    While there may not be any great new discovery about this subject in this book it is a worthy effort to show how the need to kill in combat affects soldiers in many ways The subject remains misunderstood or ignored by the

  9. says:

    it's one of those books that make you go tell me something I don't know Such a huge dissappointment

  10. says:

    Joanna was my old history professor and supervisor at Uni A very happy time

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