The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War (Hardback)
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The Bomber Mafia: A Story Set in War (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 27/04/2021
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The bestselling author of Talking to Strangers returns with an eye-opening volume that explores a group of idealistic strategists whose well-intentioned plans and technological innovations veered in a new direction after the outbreak of the Second World War.

A riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war, from Malcolm Gladwell,  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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241535004
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 27 mm

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