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An American Biography

by Robert M. Neer

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, MA and London, England .
Written in English

Edition Notes

StatementRobert M. Neer
ContributionsWalter de Gruyter & Co, Harvard University. Press
The Physical Object
Format[electronic resource] :
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Open LibraryOL27076619M
ISBN 109780674075450

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Napalm is an incendiary mixture of a gelling agent and a volatile petrochemical (usually gasoline (petrol) or diesel fuel).The title is a portmanteau of the names of two of the constituents of the original thickening and gelling agents: co-precipitated aluminium salts of naphthenic acid and palmitic acid.

Napalm B is the more modern version of napalm (utilizing Polystyrene derivatives) and. Phan Thị Kim Phúc OOnt (Vietnamese pronunciation: [faːŋ tʰɪ̂ˀ kim fúk͡p̚]; born April 6, ), referred to informally as the Napalm girl, is a South Vietnamese-born Canadian woman best known as the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken at Trảng Bàng during the Vietnam War on June 8, The well-known photo, by AP photographer Nick Ut Children: 2.

Many people are familiar with the Napalm Girl photo of the Vietnam era, but do not know her story - before and after the photo. This is a well written book, it is not graphic but does provide enough details so you understand what she went through.

This book also provides information about her immediate family/5(). The year after the Napalm Girl photo was taken, the United States and North Vietnam came to a shaky ceasefire that gave America all the excuse it needed to cut and run.

The war continued, however, between Saigon and Hanoi, and there hangs a tale. The Battle For Trang Bang. Napalm is the name for a number of flammable liquids that have been used in it is jellied is actually the thickener in such liquids.

When it is mixed with gasoline, the thickener makes a sticky incendiary gel. It was developed by the U.S. in World War II by a team of Harvard chemists. The team leader was Louis name napalm has comes from the ingredients.

Jessica Simpson's Memoir Reveals John Mayer Said He Was 'Obsessed' with Her — and How She Feels About His Sexual Napalm Comment this link is. Earlier this year, this reader wanted to know what happened to Kim Phuc in the years since, and discovered that she wrote a book in called Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey through the Horror’s of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and s: It was like napalm, sexual napalm." In her book, Simpson wrote, "He thought that was what I wanted to be called.

I was floored and embarrassed that my grandmother was actually gonna read that.". Defeat in took napalm’s reputation, and much of America’s, with it. Movies, songs, artworks, poems, books and articles produced during and especially after the Vietnam War popularized the anti-war movement’s argument, and made napalm a worldwide synonym for American brutality.

International law globalized and codified this new antipathy. ­During World War II, U.S. forces used a 6 percent mixture of napalm in bombs, a type of firebomb, became a prominent part of aerial campaigns later in the war. InAllied forces dropped the first napalm bombs on Tinian Island inwhich is part of the Northern Mariana Islands in the northern Pacific Ocean.

Their contact ended in after Mayer told Playboy that Simpson was "sexual napalm." "He thought that was what I wanted to be called," Simpson tells People, who published excerpts of her : Paige Gawley‍.

Ride Fast, Die Last. | Check out 'The Napalm Brothers' on Indiegogo. Fire Road The Napalm Girl's Journey Through the Horrors of War to Faith, Forgiveness, and Peace By: Kim Phuc Phan Thi, Ashley Wiersma Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller This was an amazing story of an amazing person.

This tells of her life before the bombs, lying in the morgue while alive for three days, her time after while trying to heal, the painful treatments, her personal mental torment, the /5. What is the bottom line in your new book, Napalm: An American Biography.

Napalm was born a hero but lives a pariah. Its story shows how defeat on the battlefield, grassroots protest, vilification in popular culture, regulation under international law, development of alternative weapons, and the rise of a global civilian culture can constrain.

A napalm rendszerint a gyújtóbombák alapanyaga. Sűrűn folyós, vagy zselés állagú anyag. Általában kőolaj vagy hasonló jól égő anyag felhasználásával készül.

Eredetileg kókuszzsírból nyert zsír- és olajsavakat kevertek alumíniumsókkal, majd kocsonyásított benzinnel, amelyet nátrium- és palmitinsavval ősorban közvetlenül emberi élet kioltására.

Instead, she now travels the world to tell her story for UNESCO, and she will soon be embarking on a tour for her new book, Fire Road: The Napalm Girl’s Journey Through the Horrors of. Napalm: An American Biography is a fascinating and long-overdue study of one of modern warfare’s signature weapons.

Neer has provided a valuable book that fills in historical gaps and sheds much-needed light on a history that many would rather forget.” Cited by: 9. Napalm is a brilliantly conceived, masterfully executed, and deeply disturbing M. Neer offers a vivid examination of the military-technological partnership that drives the evolution of warfare, with moral considerations lagging far behind.

(Andrew J. Bacevich, editor of The Short American Century: A Postmortem) No one else has told so deeply and compellingly the story of /5(18). Napalm and Silly Putty is a book by comedian George Carlin. Background. This book contains much of Carlin's stand-up comedy material.

The title derives from one of the observations in the book. Napalm Dreams is one of the best if not THE best Vietnam novel I have read. And having served in the Army at the end of that war, has always been an interest of mine. The characters are real people, well-developed, and completely realistic in their thoughts, speech, and actions/5(15).

Napalm, the aluminum salt or soap of a mixture of naphthenic and aliphatic carboxylic acids (organic acids of which the molecular structures contain rings and chains, respectively, of carbon atoms), used to thicken gasoline for use as an incendiary in flamethrowers and fire bombs.

The thickened mixture, now also called napalm, burns more slowly and can be propelled more accurately and to. In an excerpt of the book published by People, Jessica also opens up about her past drama with John Mayer and that infamous moment when he called her "sexual napalm.Napalm is considered by many to be one of Banksy's most shocking and most poignant images.

It recalls the artist’s ongoing criticism of war and violence, as seen in other works such as Flying Copper, in which soldiers are given yellow smiley faces, or Happy Choppers, showing military helicopters adorned with a .