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The Bomber Mafia

a Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
May 10, 2021writermala rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
We are all familiar with Malcolm Gladwell's writing and have grown to expect well-researched writing. "The Bomber Mafia" is no exception. This is a story set in WW II and the moral dilemma that the Air Pilots face. Should you bomb out the whole area below you or should you bomb precisely. Each has its own set of problems and the science involved is quite elaborate. Both the bombing of Germany and Japan are involved and Gladwell has explained exactly how the pilots went about them and what led to Japan surrendering in the aftermath of Napalm bombing and Atomic Bombing. The ethical questions raised are riveting and the book is gripping.