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Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945

Firestorm: The Bombing of Dresden, 1945

by Paul Addison
     
 

Firestorm assembles a cast of distinguished scholars to review the origins, conduct, and consequences of the World War II U.S. and British raids on Dresden. Here is a panoramic reassessment of the evidence and the issues, including the question of whether the bombing of the city constitutes a war crime. Firestorm cogently demonstrates the reasons why Dresden has

Overview

Firestorm assembles a cast of distinguished scholars to review the origins, conduct, and consequences of the World War II U.S. and British raids on Dresden. Here is a panoramic reassessment of the evidence and the issues, including the question of whether the bombing of the city constitutes a war crime. Firestorm cogently demonstrates the reasons why Dresden has come to symbolize the military and ethical questions involved in the waging of total war.

Editorial Reviews

Bbc History
Unashamedly sober and scientific, providing a welcome dose of objectivity.
Military Illustrated
An outstanding book on a subject that will simply not go away.
— Gary Sheffield
Journal Of Military History
Perhaps the most rewarding of the many books written about the Dresden bombing...Short, easy to read, and of great value.
— Clayton, Anthony
BBC History
Unashamedly sober and scientific, providing a welcome dose of objectivity.
Journal of Military History
Perhaps the most rewarding of the many books written about the Dresden bombing...Short, easy to read, and of great value.
— Anthony Clayton
Military Illustrated - Gary Sheffield
An outstanding book on a subject that will simply not go away.
Journal of Military History - Anthony Clayton
Perhaps the most rewarding of the many books written about the Dresden bombing...Short, easy to read, and of great value.
Times Literary Supplement (UK)
Invaluable context and perspectives...consistently thought–provoking....
BBC History Magazine
Unashamedly sober and scientific, providing a welcome dose of objectivity.
Times Literary Supplement
Invaluable context and perspectives...consistently thought–provoking....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566637138
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
11/25/2006
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,220,686
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.76(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Addison is an Honorary Fellow in the School of History and Classics at the University of Edinburgh where he was from 1996 to 2005 Director of the Centre for Second World War Studies. His most recent book isChurchill: The Unexpected Hero (2005). Jeremy A. Crang is senior Lecturer in History and Assistant Director of the Centre for Second World War Studies at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author ofThe British Army and the People's War 1939-45 (2000) and co-editor (with Paul Addison) ofThe Burning Blue: A New History of the Battle of Britain (2000).

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