The Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of Armageddon / Edition 1

The Rise of American Air Power: The Creation of Armageddon / Edition 1

by Michael S. Sherry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300044143

ISBN-13: 9780300044140

Pub. Date: 09/10/1989

Publisher: Yale University Press

This prizewinning book is the first in-depth history of American strategic bombing. Michael S. Sherry explores the growing appeal of air power in America before World War II, the ideas, techniques, personalities, and organizations that guided air attacks during the war, and the devastating effects of American and British "conventional" bombing. He also traces the

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This prizewinning book is the first in-depth history of American strategic bombing. Michael S. Sherry explores the growing appeal of air power in America before World War II, the ideas, techniques, personalities, and organizations that guided air attacks during the war, and the devastating effects of American and British "conventional" bombing. He also traces the origins of the dangerous illusion that the bombing of cities would be so horrific that nations would not dare let it occur - an illusion that has sanctioned the growth of nuclear arsenals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300044140
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/10/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
478
Sales rank:
812,527
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.96(d)

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