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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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  • 15 of 27 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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8 current holds with 27 total copies.

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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 940.54 GLA (Text) 37521531008730 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 940.5449 GLADWELL (Text) 34304000999940 Adult - Nonfiction Reshelving -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 940.53 GLA (Text) 33187004803918 Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 940.54 GLADWELL (Text) 32826014312409 New Books In process -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood NONFICTION HISTORY WWII BATTLES JAPAN Gladwell (Text) 36626104221163 2nd Floor New Adult Checked out 06/03/2021
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 940.53.c Gladwell, Malcolm (Text) 78294000280360 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 05/15/2021
Hartford City PL - Hartford City 940.54 G (Text) 76051000186663 Adult Non-Fiction Reshelving -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 940.54 GLA (Text) 39970001049740 NF Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville ZIONS75373 (Text) ZIONS75373 New Books . 2nd Floor In process -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville ZIONS75726 (Text) ZIONS75726 New Books . 2nd Floor On order -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316296618
  • ISBN: 0316296619
  • Physical Description: xiv, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
World War, 1939-1945 > Japan > Aerial operations.
Bombing, Aerial > Japan > History > 20th century.

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