Author did a good job of discussing various aspects of each decision.
In other words, author's obsession with 'morality of our wartime actions' shows again and, in my opinion, causes him to be not quite objective.
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone seriously interested in the history of the mid to late 20th century.
There is not much analysis in the book, but rather enumeration of instances targeting civilians as primary objectives, and the rationale used for that practice. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
It's tedious and not for the faint of heart. It reads more like a "reference" book. Aside from that, the book is quite revealing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Johnson
This book really delivers on how politics played a pivotal role in the bombing targets during World War II. Read morePublished 13 months ago by David Jackson
Author is good but a little too wordy. Judgement of who to bomb during a war is a very difficult decision. Author did a good job of discussing various aspects of each decision.Published 13 months ago by Don M
I think that after one reads Harry S. Stout's "Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War" this is a good follow on before one takes on any "moral" analysis of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by ac
The progress of warfare, between The Great War and the Second World War, are often times ignored. The 'lessons' are of America's incredible production capacities which resulted in... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Stanley R. Stein
There are many things written about the aircrews and lower level command, but very little about the higher level command decisions and the moral issues facing the commanders. Read morePublished on August 22, 2012 by Louis Fought
I found it more informative than entertaining. I was a young boy at the time of WW 11 and gave the planning no thought. Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by JLB
It provided me with information of how and why many of our bombing missions were planned. Being that I flew 51 missions with the 15th Airforce during the period was you outlined in... Read morePublished on June 15, 2012 by Mary F. Pollard