Donovan Webster's Aftermath: The Remnants of War: From Landmines to Chemical PDF

By Donovan Webster

ISBN-10: 0679431950

ISBN-13: 9780679431954

ISBN-10: 067975153X

ISBN-13: 9780679751533

In riveting and revelatory element, Aftermath files the ways that wars have reworked the terrain of the battlefield into landscapes of reminiscence and enduring terror: in France, the place hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland are cordoned off to all yet a corps of demolition specialists accountable for the undetonated bombs and mines of global battle I which are now emerging up in fields, gardens, and backyards; in a sixty-square-mile sector outdoors Stalingrad that was once a cauldron of destruction in 1941 and is this day an unending box of bones; within the Nevada deserts, the place the USA waged a hidden nuclear struggle opposed to itself within the 1950's, the result of that are purely now changing into obvious; in Vietnam, the place a nation's attempt to take away the actual detritus of conflict has created mental and genetic devastation; in Kuwait, the place terrifyingly subtle struggle used to be by means of the Sisyphean job of creating an uninhabitable wilderness in a position to maintaining life.

Aftermath excavates our century's darkest heritage, revealing that the destruction of the previous continues to be deeply, inextricably embedded within the present.

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