The Resource War is a force that gives us meaning, Chris Hedges, (electronic resource)

War is a force that gives us meaning, Chris Hedges, (electronic resource)

Label
War is a force that gives us meaning
Title
War is a force that gives us meaning
Statement of responsibility
Chris Hedges
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans. Hedges, who is also a former divinity student, has seen war at its worst and knows too well that to those who pass through it, war can be exhilarating and even addictive: "It gives us purpose, meaning, a reason for living." awing on his own experience and on the literature of combat from Homer to Michael Herr, Hedges shows how war seduces not
Summary
Looks at the appeal of war, arguing that the ideas of combat are noble and glorious, providing a purpose for living for some people
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2002
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158369
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Characteristic
document
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hedges, Chris
Dewey number
303.66
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hedges, Chris
  • War (Philosophy)
  • Military history, Modern
Target audience
adult
Label
War is a force that gives us meaning, Chris Hedges, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7431641E-BB5B-49D3-BAA5-DB490223028B
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
Introduction; 1 The Myth of War; 2 The Plague of Nationalism; 3 The Destruction of Culture; 4 The Seduction of Battle and the Perversion of War; 5 The Hijacking and Recovery of Memory; 6 The Cause; 7 Eros and Thanatos; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index;
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (225 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780786741854
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7431641E-BB5B-49D3-BAA5-DB490223028B
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o769344268
  • (OCoLC)769344268
Label
War is a force that gives us meaning, Chris Hedges, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=7431641E-BB5B-49D3-BAA5-DB490223028B
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Contents
Introduction; 1 The Myth of War; 2 The Plague of Nationalism; 3 The Destruction of Culture; 4 The Seduction of Battle and the Perversion of War; 5 The Hijacking and Recovery of Memory; 6 The Cause; 7 Eros and Thanatos; Notes; Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index;
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (225 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780786741854
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7431641E-BB5B-49D3-BAA5-DB490223028B
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o769344268
  • (OCoLC)769344268

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