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The Bomber Mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War / Malcolm Gladwell.

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Douglas Library of Hebron 940 GLA (Text to phone) 33400148840690 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/21/2021
Ansonia Public Library 940 GLA (Text to phone) 34045120738583 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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Bethel Public Library NEW 940 GLA (Text to phone) 34030148191395 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/19/2021
Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry ANF 940.544 GLA (Text to phone) 33260000556135 Adult New Checked out 06/30/2021
Brookfield Library 940/GLADWELL (Text to phone) 34029146696066 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 06/25/2021
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Chester Public Library 940 GLA (Text to phone) 33210000523817 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 06/24/2021
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"Malcolm Gladwell's exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war. In The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, Malcolm Gladwell [...] weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists had a different view. This 'Bomber Mafia' asked: What if precision bombing could, just by taking out critical choke points -- industrial or transportation hubs -- cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In his podcast, Revisionist History, Gladwell re-examines moments from the past and asks whether we got it right the first time. In The Bomber Mafia, he steps back from the bombing of Tokyo, the deadliest night of the war, and asks, "Was it worth it?" The attack was the brainchild of General Curtis LeMay, whose brutal pragmatism and scorched-earth tactics in Japan cost thousands of civilian lives, but may have spared more by averting a planned US invasion. Things might have gone differently had LeMay's predecessor, General Haywood Hansell, remained in charge. As a key member of the Bomber Mafia, Haywood's theories of precision bombing had been foiled by bad weather, enemy jet fighters, and human error. When he and Curtis LeMay squared off for a leadership handover in the jungles of Guam, LeMay emerged victorious, leading to the darkest night of World War II. The Bomber Mafia is a riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Aerial operations, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Aerial operations, American.
Bombing, Aerial > Japan > History > 20th century.

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