Tank

Tank❃ [EPUB] ✻ Tank By Patrick Wright ➜ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk In this highly acclaimed cultural history of the wartime juggernaut that changed ground warfare forever Patrick Wright takes us through war zones and battlefields from the tank's infancy in the First In this highly acclaimed cultural history of the wartime juggernaut that changed ground warfare forever Patrick Wright takes us through war zones and battlefields from the Tank's infancy in the First World War and the Russian Revolution through World War II the Six Day War and the Gulf War More than a conventional work of military history Tank investigates the enduring symbolism of this icon of brutality and its exploitation as a social and political tool Wright explores the transformation of ground combat and the drastic alteration of our relationship with the military machine as it is redesigned for the era of digitized warfare. When I picked this book off the shelf at I'm assuming it was Waterstones long long ago yes it's another one of those tomes that has sat there glaring at me for years I was attracted to the idea of reading a biography of the Tank so when I decided finally to read it I was battened down for a slightly dry read How wrong I was This is a brilliant book full of serendipitous facts and humorous anecdotes biographies of the most eccentric individuals like Aleister Crowley and JFC Fuller the Tank Warfare Messiah military history and the impact of the tank on modern culture In some ways it is a to die for book; what shelf should it go on? Military History? Art? Popular Culture? Social History? One moment you're reading about the struggle to get the tank off the ground the lack of understanding by the military dinosaurs as to how it should be employed and the realisation that it was the tank that won World War 1 the next you're reading about the artworks of Krzystof Wodiczko and the New York economic and social depression of the 1990sWonderful wonderful wonderful not the greatest book but still full of interesting facts and ideas esp when he explains the Aleister Crowley business Worthwhile Really A social history of the tank as told in the style of thematic essaysSo we have the early years of the machine in WWI the later life of JFC Fuller the Poles and their cavalry charge through history Israel's cult of the armoured brigade post cold war disarmament and the digistisation of the modern US ArmyStrange book this one A bit disjointed a bit repetitious thanks for telling me the same bit of info on successive pages on multiple occasions but full of anecdote and curiosities For the collectorRated G with war violence references 35 It sounds unpromising but this history of ard vehicles goes way beyond nuts bolts to talk about depictions of tanks in literature and popular culture Interesting tale of the development of the tank marred by digressions only slightly related to the topic at hand

Paperback  Ù Tank Kindle ¿
  • Paperback
  • 512 pages
  • Tank
  • Patrick Wright
  • English
  • 27 January 2015
  • 9780142001912