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Aftermath : The Remnants of War

Aftermath : The Remnants of War - 96 edition

Aftermath : The Remnants of War - 96 edition

ISBN13: 9780679751533

ISBN10: 067975153X

Aftermath : The Remnants of War by Donovan Webster - ISBN 9780679751533
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96
Copyright: 1996
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1996
International: No
Aftermath : The Remnants of War by Donovan Webster - ISBN 9780679751533

ISBN13: 9780679751533

ISBN10: 067975153X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 96

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Summary

In riveting and revelatory detail,Aftermathdocuments the ways in which wars have transformed the terrain of the battlefield into landscapes of memory and enduring terror: in France, where millions of acres of farmland are cordoned off to all but a corps of demolition experts responsible for the undetonated bombs and mines of World War I that are now rising up in fields, gardens, and backyards; in a sixty-square-mile area outside Stalingrad that was a cauldron of destruction in 1941 and is today an endless field of bones; in the Nevada deserts, where America waged a hidden nuclear war against itself in the 1950's, the results of which are only now becoming apparent; in Vietnam, where a nation's effort to remove the physical detritus of war has created psychological and genetic devastation; in Kuwait, where terrifyingly sophisticated warfare was followed by the Sisyphean task of making an uninhabitable desert capable of sustaining life. Aftermathexcavates our century's darkest history, revealing that the destruction of the past remains deeply, inextricably embedded in the present.