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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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The Bomber Mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War
Title
The Bomber Mafia
Title remainder
a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Gladwell
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
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Writing style
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10957024
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1963-
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Gladwell, Malcolm
Dewey number
940.54/4973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Precision bombing
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a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the Second World War
Label
The Bomber Mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War, Malcolm Gladwell
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OverDrive eBook
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "This isn't working. You're out." -- Part one: The dream. "Mr. Norden was content to pass his time in the shop." ; "We make progress unhindered by custom." ; "He was lacking in the bond of human sympathy." ; "The truest of the true believers." ; "General Hansell was aghast" -- Part two: The temptation. "It would be suicide, boys, suicide." ; "If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours." ; "It's all ashes--all that and that and that." ; "Improvised destruction." -- Conclusion: "All of a sudden the Air House would be gone. Poof."
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316296939
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
911BE486-2679-4198-9390-2723273D36DA
System control number
(OCoLC)1248736508
Label
The Bomber Mafia : a dream, a temptation, and the longest night of the second World War, Malcolm Gladwell
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "This isn't working. You're out." -- Part one: The dream. "Mr. Norden was content to pass his time in the shop." ; "We make progress unhindered by custom." ; "He was lacking in the bond of human sympathy." ; "The truest of the true believers." ; "General Hansell was aghast" -- Part two: The temptation. "It would be suicide, boys, suicide." ; "If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours." ; "It's all ashes--all that and that and that." ; "Improvised destruction." -- Conclusion: "All of a sudden the Air House would be gone. Poof."
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316296939
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
911BE486-2679-4198-9390-2723273D36DA
System control number
(OCoLC)1248736508

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