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Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Abigail A. Kohn

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, this book captures in detail how gun owners actually think ... More


Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961

Paul Maddrell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267507
eISBN:
9780191708404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267507.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The years 1945-61 saw the greatest transformation in weaponry that has ever taken place, as atomic and thermonuclear bombs, intercontinental ballistic missiles and chemical and biological weapons ... More


Noble Military ‘Liberties’, Ethos and Ethics

CHARLES L. H. COULSON

in Castles in Medieval Society: Fortresses in England, France, and Ireland in the Central Middle Ages

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198208242
eISBN:
9780191716676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208242.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

That fortresses were a basic ingredient of the medieval period, rather than an instrument of civil war waged by an anti-social minority, appears more fully by considering the medieval ‘arms ban’. ... More


Introduction

Paul Maddrell

in Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267507
eISBN:
9780191708404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267507.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The main focus of this book is to discuss the acquisition of intelligence on current and future Soviet weaponry by Western — chiefly British — intelligence agencies in Germany during the period ... More


The Soviet Exploitation of German Science and the Origins of Scientific Containment

Paul Maddrell

in Spying on Science: Western Intelligence in Divided Germany 1945-1961

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267507
eISBN:
9780191708404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267507.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter begins by discussing that although scientific intelligence operations against the Soviet Union were among the causes of the Cold War, a decade later, they were the ones who helped ... More


The War in Afghanistan (1979–1986)

Austin Carson

in Secret Wars

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181769
eISBN:
9780691184241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181769.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the end of the Cold War and external involvement in Afghanistan. On the Soviet side, the December 1979 invasion was preceded by six months of covert involvement in ... More


Churchill and Science

R. V. Jones

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0025
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Winston Churchill's attitude towards science and technology may be vividly traced through his words and actions at those stages of his life where they claimed his attention. On surveying his record ... More


Conclusions

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This concluding chapter returns to the alignment of forces that worked to sideline those scientists who opposed the then-predominant doctrine of strategic bombing. It stresses the confusion and the ... More


Fleet Mobility Tactical Development, 1945–1953

Peter V. Nash

in The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033679
eISBN:
9780813038711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter focuses on the tactical aspects of logistic support as both the Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy realigned their command structures and operating fleets to meet existing obligations and ... More


weaponry and Tools Used by the Hunter

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes tools and weaponry used by the prehistoric hunter. The weaponry used for more than 11,000 years of hunting on the plains, in the Rocky Mountains and in parts of adjacent areas ... More


Cyberculture

Matt Tierney

in Dismantlings: Words against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746413
eISBN:
9781501746567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746413.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter begins by discussing the interconnection of transformations in cybernetics (automation), weaponry (the atomic bomb), and human rights (antiblack racism). It focuses on cyberculture that ... More


Horizons of Technology

Peter K. Manning

in Policing Contingencies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226503516
eISBN:
9780226503523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226503523.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The nature of police information, gathered in a context, means that innovations in technology do not have results consistent with an engineering-based information-driven conception of the impact of ... More


Archaeology at La Isabela: America's First European Town

Kathleen Deagan and Jose Maria Cruxent

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090413
eISBN:
9780300133912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090413.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book presents detailed technical documentation of the authors' ten-year archaeological excavation of La Isabela, America's first colony. The artifacts and material remains of the town offer rich ... More


Jacobite Weapons

Murra Pittock

in The Myth of the Jacobite Clans: The Jacobite Army in 1745

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627561
eISBN:
9780748653461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627561.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter demonstrates the nature and extent of some of the sources of Jacobite weaponry. It asks what weapons the army as a whole had at its disposal. It notes that arms captures and surrenders ... More


“A Weapon Is Your Honor and Conscience”: Killing in the Red Army

Brandon M. Schechter

in The Stuff of Soldiers: A History of the Red Army in World War II through Objects

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501739798
eISBN:
9781501739804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501739798.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter looks at how Red Army soldiers learned to kill. The Red Army was forced to take undertrained soldiers and turn them into efficient killers, often instructing them directly at the front. ... More


Tactical Diversions

Ken Young and Warner R. Schilling

in Super Bomb: Organizational Conflict and the Development of the Hydrogen Bomb

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501745164
eISBN:
9781501745171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501745164.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter shows how the struggle for influence over thermonuclear weapons moved onto new territory, where many of those who had opposed the decision to develop the Super expressed their continuing ... More


The Pontecorvo Affair: A Cold War Defection and Nuclear Physics

Simone Turchetti

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226816647
eISBN:
9780226816661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226816661.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the fall of 1950, newspapers around the world reported that the Italian-born nuclear physicist Bruno Pontecorvo and his family had mysteriously disappeared while returning to Britain from a ... More


Peace and Weaponry on BVI Quaker Sites

John M. Chenoweth

in Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Pacifism is a defining feature of Quakerism which has led the group into recognition by—and conflict with—society at large. However, it takes on a very different cast when pacifism is understood by ... More


The Supernatural and the Second World War: Folklore and Border Science in Foreign Policy, Propaganda, and Military Operations

Eric Kurlander

in Hitler's Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300189452
eISBN:
9780300190373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189452.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter evaluates the influence of the supernatural imaginary on the Third Reich's conception of foreign policy, investment in fanciful weaponry, and use of astrology, divination, clairvoyance, ... More


Introduction to the Yi Zhou shu: Its Transmission and Reception

Robin McNeal

in Conquer and Govern: Early Chinese Military Texts from the Yi Zhou shu

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831202
eISBN:
9780824869441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831202.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter demonstrates that military power and its purpose of legalizing civil rule were topics of particular interest to intellectuals and statesmen from the fourth through first centuries BCE. ... More


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