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Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination

Lee Clarke

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226108599
eISBN:
9780226108605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226108605.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Al Qaeda detonates a nuclear weapon in Times Square during rush hour, wiping out half of Manhattan and killing 500,000 people. A virulent strain of bird flu jumps to humans in Thailand, sweeps across ... More


Accidents and Suburban Modernity

Michael John Law

in The experience of suburban modernity: How private transport changed interwar London

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089190
eISBN:
9781781707999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089190.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter considers the impact of new arterial roads on the mobilities of the wealthier inter-war Londoner, and argues that they occasioned an emergent form of driving that was modern, sensational ... More


Accidental Conception

Denis Smyth

in Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199605989
eISBN:
9780191804625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199605989.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the events that led to a plan to deceive the Germans. On 26 September 1942, an aircraft plummeted from the sky around 3.30 p.m. and exploded upon hitting the surface of the ... More


Radar Contact Lost

Steven A. Cook

in The Struggle for Egypt: From Nasser to Tahrir Square

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199795260
eISBN:
9780190252564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795260.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

This chapter first describes the crash of EgyptAir flight 990 in October 1999 and its aftermath. It then details Cairo's long dependence on foreign assistance; the impact of Israel on the US-Egypt ... More


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