Bomber

Bomber

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by Len Deighton
     
 

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Bomber is a novel about the realities of war. There are no victors, no vanquished. There are simply those who remain alive, and those who die.

Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of 1943, portraying all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in the air and on the ground, in Britain and in

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Bomber is a novel about the realities of war. There are no victors, no vanquished. There are simply those who remain alive, and those who die.

Bomber follows the progress of an Allied air raid through a period of 24 hours in the summer of 1943, portraying all the participants in a terrifying drama, both in the air and on the ground, in Britain and in Germany. In its documentary style, it is unique. In its emotional power, it is overwhelming.

Len Deighton has been equally acclaimed as a novelist and as an historian. In Bomber he has combined both talents to produce a masterpiece.

Editorial Reviews

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‘A massively different novel… the effect is – quite literally – devastating’ Sunday Times‘A massive and superbly mobilised tragedy of the machines which men make to destroy themselves. Masterly and by far Mr Deighton’s best’. Douglas Hurd, The Spectator‘A magnificent story… the characters lean out of the pages’ Daily Mirror‘For sheer readability he has no peer’The Standard'The magnificent Bomber is rich with historical detail' The Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402790546
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
598,153
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Born in London, Len Deighton served in the RAF before graduating from the Royal College of Art (which recently elected him a Senior Fellow). While in New York City working as a magazine illustrator he began writing his first novel, The Ipcress File, which was published in 1962. He is now the author of more than thirty books of fiction and non-fiction. At present living in Europe, he has, over the years, lived with his family in ten different countries from Austria to Portugal.

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Bomber 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
JackSprat More than 1 year ago
Which side are the good guys on? Deighton is the master of the thriller, no doubt, but with BOMBER, the true and terrible cost of war is brilliantly played out. This makes the book sound very earnest, but it's very much a wonderfully written story about how frightening and terrible war can be and how the smallest mistakes can have unintended results.
goompa More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first books to show what the bombing campaign of German cities was like. The British lost over 45,000 civilians due to German bombs and rockets, but the Germans lost over 1.6 million. Some of the British and American bombing raids killed that many in one night with very little to show for it. British and American bomber crews had a very high mortality rate. This book shows what it was like on both sides of the conflict. One of my favorite books of all time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a little known novel now but is a masterful telling of a World War II bombing raid. The scope of the book is fantastic, from numerous RAF bomber crews, Luftwaffe night fighter, crews, ground defenses, and the unfortunate people of the target city. Deighton gives an amazing account, and in one book conveys the terror and triumph that is often missed in history books.
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Gopal Pusuluri More than 1 year ago
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