The Bomber Mafia

The Bomber Mafia: A Tale of Innovation and Obsession

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, Military History, The Second World War
Paperback Published on: 02/06/2022
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The Bomber Mafia
An intriguing page-turner
An easy read into the less-explored topic of the Bomber Mafia. Gladwell’s book gives interesting insight into the dreams behind warfare and the ambiguous m... READ MORE
Chloe L


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: 9780141998374
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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The Bomber Mafia
Fascinating, articulate and engaging !
I loved this book. It is about the development of aerial bombing and the related development of technology, strategy and moral components that result in ... READ MORE
Canuck Abroad
The Bomber Mafia
An easy-reading, interesting story that is accessible to everyone
Following the mass casualties of the trench warfare of World War 1, a group of radical thinkers in America pushed for a change in the way wars were fought ... READ MORE
Rob S