Among the Dead Cities: Was the Allied Bombing of Civilians in WWII a Necessity Or a Crime?
"Among the Dead Cities is both a lucid and revealing work of modern history and an urgent moral investigation. Grayling details the industrial nature of the area bombing in Germany, and also of the US bombing of Japan that culminated in the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He looks at the stands people took, both for and against, and crucially asks what are the lessons that we can learn for today about how people should behave in a world of tension and moral confusion, of terrorism and bitter rivalries." - inside front cover.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - setnahkt - LibraryThing
Not perfect, but well worth reading. Among the Dead Cities is about the ethics of “area bombing” during WWII, including the USAAF bombings of Japanese cities but mostly focused on the RAF night bomber ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thomasn528 - LibraryThing
A scrupulous and ultimately devastating indictment of the British RAF bombing campaign in Europe and the USAAF one in Japan during World War II. These so-called "area" or (at least in Grayling's book ... Read full review