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.
Edition
First edition.
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xvi, 303 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 22 cm
Status
Northwest Reno Library - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
LP 940.5449 GLADWE 2021
South Valleys Library - Adult Nonfiction - Large Print Shelf  1 available
LP 940.5449 GLADWE 2021

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Large Print
Language
English
ISBN
9780316309851

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"Little Brown Large Print"--Spine.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-301).
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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 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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (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, 17th Edition (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.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

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.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

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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