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4.0 out of 5 stars a eyeopener
The facts and figures are truly breathtaking. The gap between politician and soldier still remains today. This is a good read reminding us how cruel the human race can be and the resilience of those at the receiving end of the bombs.
Published 15 months ago by David Morgan

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3.0 out of 5 stars Firestorm - a quick appraisal of Allied bombing in WW2
Firestorm is an edited extract from Hiroshima Nagasaki, Ham's complete history of the atomic bomb published by Harper Collins in Australia and Random House in Britain. This extract is published by Endeavor Press in the UK.

Paul Ham has received praise for his book, and the publicity has focused on the more controversial aspects of his analysis. I found the...
Published 16 months ago by Paul Docking


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4.0 out of 5 stars a eyeopener, 3 Sep 2013
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The facts and figures are truly breathtaking. The gap between politician and soldier still remains today. This is a good read reminding us how cruel the human race can be and the resilience of those at the receiving end of the bombs.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Firestorm - a quick appraisal of Allied bombing in WW2, 15 Aug 2013
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Firestorm is an edited extract from Hiroshima Nagasaki, Ham's complete history of the atomic bomb published by Harper Collins in Australia and Random House in Britain. This extract is published by Endeavor Press in the UK.

Paul Ham has received praise for his book, and the publicity has focused on the more controversial aspects of his analysis. I found the extract to be a balanced account of how the Allied bombing campaign failed to live up to its pre-war expectations. He then shows how the campaigns in Europe and the Pacific Rim were modified to take this into account, but technology lagged behind in producing the effects needed. A short and satisfying read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended quick read, 13 Aug 2013
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This book was flagged up on a publisher promotion. Downloaded it for free. Ham knows his stuff and is able to pack in both elements of the human and military aspects to the bombing campaigns of the Second World War. Would have loved book to be longer and more in-depth, but there are plenty of other books on the market for that (am looking forward to Richard Overy's forthcoming tome). Recommended quick read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short but engaging..., 13 Aug 2013
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Short but engaging essay on facts and arguments behind civilian bombing campaigns. Paul Ham doesn't necessarily tell us anything new, but this book is well researched and well written. Should be of interest to both students and military history enthusiasts alike.
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