Patrick Coffey • American Arsenal • VS with Jay Ackroyd

One of a series of conversations exploring war, weapons, national security, and state terror with Jay Ackroyd. Listen

American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War

  • Covers every conflict in which America played an active role in the 20th century
  • Each chapter deals with a separate weapon and inventor, allowing them to be read individually or sequentially
  • Dispells simplistic ideas espoused by politicians and pundits on both sides, allowing the reader to understand the complexity of America's military development
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Science historian Patrick Coffey writes for Salon. is a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. A chemist by training, he founded several companies that produced chemical instrumentation or software. In addition to American Arsenal, he is the author of Cathedrals of Science: The Personalities and Rivalries That Made Modern Chemistry

Reviews

https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/unintended-consequences-americas-arsenal

https://lareviewofbooks.org/review/unintended-consequences-americas-arsenal

Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winford_Lee_Lewis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisite

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_bombing_survey

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giulio_Douhet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_Campaign_of_World_War_II
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Teller
[https://medium.com/war-is-boring/ef5ac0f4a117

http://boonyvilleusa.blogspot.com/2011/05/war-by-computer.html