Monday, 24 June 2013

A Well Balanced Read

Whirlwind delivers a thorough examination on the American bombing campaign on Japan during WWII. From the initial Doolittle raid to the dropping of the bomb that changed warfare forever, this book is an engaging read. When I finished reading this book I felt like I had a great understanding of the politics and the men who fought on both sides of this conflict. With saying that the main part of the book is centred around the Americans with just enough of the Japan side of the story told to balance it out.

The story it tells is the birth of Modern Day long range bombing doctrine and the devastation it wrought on Japan and it's people. The question can you justify total war on a entire population to end a war is left unanswered. But what the author gives you is facts to decide for yourself.

4 Stars

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