The Bomber Mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War
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New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.
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Book
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First edition.
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xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Uintah County Library - General NonFiction - Second Floor
940.544 GLADWELL

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English
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9780316296618 : HRD, 0316296619 : HRD

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231) and index.
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"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 andmake 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.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, M. (2021). The Bomber Mafia: a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. 2021. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

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Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

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Gladwell, Malcolm. The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

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