is the only book to examine in depth the human drama behind the most
important bombing campaign in history. While the air war against Nazi
Germany has been covered in-depth by many books, Barrett Tillman, a
renowned authority on military aircraft and the air war in the Pacific,
is the first to tackle the air war against Japan.
For decades, historians and politicians have debated whether or not
Japan was on the verge of surrender in August 1945—before the bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tillman argues that for all the widespread
death and suffering, the bombing of Japan remains a great example of air
power’s ability to end a long, bitter, and bloody war without invasion.
Writing from the perspective of the aircrews and the generals and
admirals who commanded them, Tillman examines all aspects of the human
drama of the war, combining historical analyses with the words of
survivors from both sides of the bomb. Download and start listening now!