Abstract

Robert M. Neer's clear-eyed and harrowing new account surveys this infamous technology from both perspectives. This is history, in a literal sense, from above and below. Using napalm as a symbol for American global influence acutely demonstrates the political trajectory of a superpower, from impetuous upstart to tortured giant to—finally—chastened hegemon. "Its history illuminates America's story," Neer writes, "from victory in World War II, through defeat in Vietnam, to its current position in a globalizing world."

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Additional Information

ISSN
1946-0910
Print ISSN
0012-3846
Pages
pp. 116-119
Launched on MUSE
2013-07-03
Open Access
No
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