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The Resource The Bomber Mafia : A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War/, Malcolm Gladwell, (electronic resource)

The Bomber Mafia : A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War/, Malcolm Gladwell, (electronic resource)

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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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Language
eng
Summary
In The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War, Malcolm Gladwell, author of New York Times bestsellers including Talking to Strangers and host of the podcast Revisionist History, uses original interviews, archival footage and his trademark insight to weave 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. As listeners hear these stories unfurl, Gladwell examines 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 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 Revisionist History, Gladwell re-examines moments from the past and asks whether we got it right the first time. In The Bomber Mafia, he employs all the production techniques that make Revisionist History so engaging, stepping back from the bombing of Tokyo, the deadliest night of the war, and asking, “Was it worth it?” The attack 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 more by averting a planned US invasion. Things might have gone differently had LeMay?s predecessor, General Haywood Hansell, remained in charge. As a key member of the Bomber Mafia, Haywood?s theories of precision bombing had been foiled by bad weather, enemy jet fighters, and human error. 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
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1963-
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Gladwell, Malcolm
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history
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Read by Malcolm Gladwell
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Aeronautics, Military
  • Precision bombing
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The Bomber Mafia : A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War/, Malcolm Gladwell, (electronic resource)
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Audio book
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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rdacontent
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource(1 sound file (5hr.,14min.,16sec.))
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781735803227
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6ecf9z9
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Electronic reproduction.
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sound
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digital recording
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(MnSpTMCL)6ecf9z9
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Label
The Bomber Mafia : A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War/, Malcolm Gladwell, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Audio book
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource(1 sound file (5hr.,14min.,16sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781735803227
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6ecf9z9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)6ecf9z9
System details
  • Format: MP3
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 143.9 MB)
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not applicable
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