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Beneficial Bombing [electronic resource] : the Progressive Foundations of American Air Power, 1917-1945.

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Main Author: Clodfelter, Mark.
Published: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2011.
Series: Studies in War, Society, & the Military.
Topics: Bombing, Aerial - United States - History - 20th century. | Air power - United States - History - 20th century. | Precision bombing - United States - History - 20th century. | World War, 1914-1918 - Aerial operations. | World War, 1939-1945 - Aerial operations. | Progressivism (United States politics) - History - 20th century. | 20th century. | Aerial operations. | Air power. | Bombing, Aerial. | History. | Precision bombing. | Progressivism (United States politics) | United States. | World War, 1914-1918. | World War, 1939-1945. | Military Science. | HISTORY - Military - Aviation.
Regions: United States.
Genres: Electronic books. | History.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (390 pages).
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780803234499 (electronic bk.)
080323449X (electronic bk.)

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Summary: The Progressive Era, marked by a desire for economic, political, and social reform, ended for most Americans with the ugly reality and devastation of World War I. Yet for Army Air Service officers, the carnage and waste witnessed on the western front only served to spark a new progressive movement--to reform war by relying on destructive technology as the instrument of change. In Beneficial Bombing Mark Clodfelter describes how American airmen, horrified by World War I's trench warfare, turned to the progressive ideas of efficiency and economy in an effort to reform war itself, with the heavy b.
Subject: World War (1914-1918) | World War (1939-1945)
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