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LeMay by Barrett Tillman

LeMay was a terrifying, complex, and brilliant general. In World War II, he ordered the firebombing of Tokyo and was in charge when Atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was responsible for tens of thousands of civilian deaths--a fact he liked to celebrate by smoking Cuban cigars. But LeMay was also the man who single-handedly transformed the American air force from a ramshackle team of poorly trained and badly equipped pilots into one of the fiercest and most efficient weapons of the war. Over the last decades, most U.S. military missions were carried out entirely through the employment of the Air Force; this is LeMay's legacy. Packed with breathtaking battles in the air and inspiring leadership tactics on the ground, LeMay will keep readers on their edge of their seats.

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ISBN-13: 9781403971357
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 01/09/2007
Series: Great Generals Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Barrett Tillman is the author of forty books, including the bestseller Warriors. He has received numerous awards, including the American Aviation Historical Society's Outstanding Contributor Award, the Air Force Historical Foundation Writing Award, and the Admiral Arthur Radford Award for Naval Aviation History & Literature.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
just finished reading barrett tillmans newest bestseller 'lemay' I found it to be very impressive and very well researched and most well documented. what I liked about it was it was a small book yet it covered a fantastic biography of a leadership role in world war 2 and korea and this publication gave alot of command principles.from reading this book I learned that if it wasnt for general lemays aviation tactics alot more soldiers would have died.