Patrick Wright: The history of bombing
23 August 2001
Show More A History of Bombing by Sven Lindqvist, translated by Linda Haverty Rugg.
Granta, 233 pp., £14.99, May 2001, 1 86207 415 1Show More
The Bomber War: Arthur Harris and the Allied Bomber Offensive 1939-45 by Robin Niellands.
Murray, 448 pp., £25, February 2001, 0 7195 5637 6Show More
Way Out There in the Blue: Reagan, Star Wars and the End of the Cold War by Frances FitzGerald.
Touchstone, 592 pp., $17, March 2001, 0 7432 0023 3Show More
“... of zeros. It allows him to see through the strategic justifications, the spooky calculations of the technologists, to the person quaking on the ground beneath the planes. More or less absent from RobinNeillands’s The Bomber War, a defence of Bomber Harris, the victims keep appearing here, crowding out the ingenious scientists and the heroic airmen. Some are hardened corpses, melted in their own ...”