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Barcode30053003321703
LocationParis-Bourbon
Call NoLT 940.54 GLAD
TitleThe Bomber Mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War / Malcolm Gladwell.
AuthorGladwell, Malcolm, 1963- author.
CollectionNEW: Large Type
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 Paris-Bourbon30053003321703LT 940.54 GLAD5/4/2021 Available

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Personal Name Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963- author.
Title Statement The Bomber Mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War / Malcolm Gladwell.
Edition Statement First edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.
Physical Description xvi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Content Type text rdacontent
Media Type unmediated rdamedia
Carrier Type volume rdacarrier
General Note "Little Brown Large Print"--Spine.
Bibliography, Etc. Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-301).
Summary, Etc. "In The Bomber Mafia, 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, the "Bomber Mafia", asked: What if precision bombing could cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In contrast, the bombing of Tokyo on the deadliest night of the war 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 even more by averting a planned US invasion. In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell asks, "Was it worth it?" Things might have gone differently had LeMay's predecessor, General Haywood Hansell, remained in charge. Hansell believed in precision bombing, but 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 Added Entry - Topical Term Large type books.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term World War, 1939-1945 Aerial operations, American. Japan
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Aeronautics, Military History.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Bombing, Aerial History 20th century. Japan
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Precision bombing History.

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