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The Resource Unwarranted influence : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the military-industrial complex, James Ledbetter

Unwarranted influence : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the military-industrial complex, James Ledbetter

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Unwarranted influence : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the military-industrial complex
Title
Unwarranted influence
Title remainder
Dwight D. Eisenhower and the military-industrial complex
Statement of responsibility
James Ledbetter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Dwight D. Eisenhower's last speech as president, on January 17, 1961, he warned America about the "military-industrial complex," a mutual dependency between the nation's industrial base and its military structure that had developed during World War II. After the conflict ended, the nation did not abandon its wartime economy but rather the opposite. Military spending has steadily increased, giving rise to one of the key ideas that continues to shape our country's political landscape. In this book, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Eisenhower's farewell address, journalist James Ledbetter shows how the government, military contractors, and the nation's overall economy have become inseparable. Some of the effects are beneficial, such as cell phones, GPS systems, the Internet, and the Hubble Space Telescope, all of which emerged from technologies first developed for the military. But the military-industrial complex has also provoked agonizing questions. Does our massive military establishment--bigger than those of the next ten largest combined--really make us safer?How much of our perception of security threats is driven by the profit-making motives of military contractors?To what extent is our foreign policy influenced by contractors' financial interests?Ledbetter uncovers the surprising origins and the even more surprising afterlife of the military-industrial complex, an idea that arose as early as the 1930s, and shows how it gained traction during World War II, the Cold War, and the Vietnam era and continues even today
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N$T
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Ledbetter, James
Dewey number
355.02/130973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.D4
LC item number
L4 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Icons of America
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  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Military-industrial complex
  • Civil-military relations
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Eisenhower, Dwight David
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Civil-military relations
  • Military-industrial complex
  • United States
Label
Unwarranted influence : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the military-industrial complex, James Ledbetter
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tracking the unwarranted influence -- Intellectual origins -- War, peace, and Eisenhower -- Eisenhower's contentious second term -- The speech -- Interpretations and embellishments -- In full fury -- "Eisenhower must be rolling over in his grave" -- Appendix : Eisenhower's farewell address
Control code
707082751
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 268 pages).
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168822
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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c
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22573/ctt1141qw
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707082751
Label
Unwarranted influence : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the military-industrial complex, James Ledbetter
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tracking the unwarranted influence -- Intellectual origins -- War, peace, and Eisenhower -- Eisenhower's contentious second term -- The speech -- Interpretations and embellishments -- In full fury -- "Eisenhower must be rolling over in his grave" -- Appendix : Eisenhower's farewell address
Control code
707082751
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 268 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300168822
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1141qw
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)707082751

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