The Resource America's captives : treatment of POWs from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, Paul J. Springer

America's captives : treatment of POWs from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, Paul J. Springer

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America's captives : treatment of POWs from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror
Title
America's captives
Title remainder
treatment of POWs from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Springer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on each major war in turn, Springer examines the lessons learned and forgotten by American military and political leaders regarding our nation's experience in dealing with foreign POWs. He highlights the indignities of the Civil War, the efforts of the United States and its World War I allies to devise an effective POW policy, the unequal treatment of Japanese prisoners compared with that of German and Italian prisoners during World War II, and the impact of the Geneva Convention on the handling of Korean and Vietnamese captives. In bringing his coverage up to the so-called War on Terror, he also marks the nation's clear departure from previous practice--American treatment of POWs, once deemed exemplary by the Red Cross after Operation Desert Storm, has become controversial throughout the world."--Book jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Springer, Paul J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
UB803
LC item number
.S67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern war studies.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisonniers de guerre
  • Kriegsgefangener
  • Kriegsgefangener
  • Kriegsgefangener
  • United States
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • USA
  • USA
  • USA
Label
America's captives : treatment of POWs from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, Paul J. Springer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : American pow policy and practice -- Struggling into existence : the American Revolution -- The first declared war : the War of 1812 -- Prisoners on foreign soil : the war against Mexico -- Brother against brother : the American Civil War -- America becomes a world power, 1865-1919 -- America becomes a superpower : World War II -- Containing communism : the Korean War -- The dominoes begin to fall : the Vietnam War -- Pow policy in the post-cold war era -- Conclusion : The future of American pow policy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[ix], 278 pages
Isbn
9780700617173
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009044667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)461895705
  • (OCoLC)ocn461895705
Label
America's captives : treatment of POWs from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, Paul J. Springer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-268) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : American pow policy and practice -- Struggling into existence : the American Revolution -- The first declared war : the War of 1812 -- Prisoners on foreign soil : the war against Mexico -- Brother against brother : the American Civil War -- America becomes a world power, 1865-1919 -- America becomes a superpower : World War II -- Containing communism : the Korean War -- The dominoes begin to fall : the Vietnam War -- Pow policy in the post-cold war era -- Conclusion : The future of American pow policy
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
[ix], 278 pages
Isbn
9780700617173
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009044667
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs
System control number
  • (OCoLC)461895705
  • (OCoLC)ocn461895705

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