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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Dwight D. Eisenhowerʹs last speech as president, on January 17, 1961, he warned America about the "military-industrial complex," a mutual dependency between the nationʹs 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 countryʹs political landscape. In this book, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Eisenhowerʹs farewell address, journalist James Ledbetter shows how the government, military contractors, and the nationʹs 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 contractorsʹ financial interests? -- Publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Ledbetter, James
Dewey number
355.02/130973
Index
index present
LC call number
HC110.D4
LC item number
L4 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Icons of America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eisenhower, Dwight D.
  • Military-industrial complex
  • Civil-military relations
Label
Unwarranted influence : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the military-industrial complex, James Ledbetter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
601349858
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 268 pages
Isbn
9780300153057
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010024512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601349858
  • (OCoLC)601349858
Label
Unwarranted influence : Dwight D. Eisenhower and the military-industrial complex, James Ledbetter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-241) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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
601349858
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 268 pages
Isbn
9780300153057
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010024512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)601349858
  • (OCoLC)601349858

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