Lexington, KY: The University Press of Kentucky, 1997. Photographs. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. 8vo,blue cloth with gold spine lettering, illustrated with 8 pages of glossy photographs, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) of Guernica detail, [x] + 371 pages. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #1587
In Warhogs, Stuart D. Brandes masterfully blends intellectual, economic, and military history into a fascinating discussion of a great moral question for generations of Americans: "Can some individuals rightly profit during wartime while others sacrifice their lives to protect the nation?"
Drawing upon a wealth of primary sources and related materials, newspapers, Brandes traces how each generation in financing its wars has endeavored to assemble resources equitably, to define the ethical questions of economic mobilization, and to manage economic sacrifice responsibly. He also examines the different guises of war profiteering and the degree to which they have existed from one era to the next."--Amazon blurb.