The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War

by Malcolm Gladwell

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The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War | 9780241535004

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ISBN:9780241535004

Format:Hardback

Published:27/04/2021 by Penguin Books Ltd

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A riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war, from the international bestselling author of Talking to Strangers and host of the award-winning podcast Revisionist 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 The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell delves deep into questions of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war.

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