The bomber mafia
(Audiobook Playaway)

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Bedford - Audiobooks - New ShelvesPLAYAWAY 940.544 GladwellOn Shelf

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Format
Audiobook Playaway
Physical Desc
1 audio media player : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Language
English

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Release date supplied by publisher.
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Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
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One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
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Read by the author.
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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."--,Provided by publisher.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gladwell, M. (2022). The bomber mafia . Findaway World, LLC.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. 2022. The Bomber Mafia. Findaway World, LLC.

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

Gladwell, Malcolm, 1963-. The Bomber Mafia Findaway World, LLC, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gladwell, Malcolm. The Bomber Mafia Findaway World, LLC, 2022.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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