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Inferno: The Firebombing of Japan, March 9-August 15,1945

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Did the bombing of Japan's cities culminating in the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki hasten the end of World War II? Edwin Hoyt, World War II scholar and author, argues against the U. S. justification of the bombing. In his new book, Inferno, Hoyt shows how the U. S. bombed without discrimination, hurting Japanese civilians far more than the Japanese military. Hoyt accuses Major General Curtis LeMay, the Air Force leader who helped plan the destruction of Dresden, of committing a war crime through his plan to burn Japan's major cities to the ground. The firebombing raids conducted by LeMay's squadrons caused far more death than the two atomic blasts. Throughout cities built largely from wood, incendiary bombs started raging fires that consumed houses and killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. The survivors of the raids recount their stories in Inferno, remembering their terror as they fled to shelter through burning cities, escaping smoke, panicked crowds, and collapsing buildings. Hoyt's descriptions of the widespread death and destruction of Japan depicts a war machine operating without restraint. Inferno offers a provocative look at what may have been America's most brutal policy during the years of World War II.

Synopsis:

Throughout the spring and summer of 1945, Major General Curtis LeMay and his squadron of B29 bombers targeted Tokyo and numerous Japanese cities with near-nightly incendiary bombing campaigns.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568331492
Author:
Hoyt, Edwin P.
Publisher:
Madison Books
Author:
Hoyt, Edwin P.
Location:
Lanham, Md.
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Bombing, aerial
Subject:
Incendiary bombs.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Series Volume:
8
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.27x6.11x.78 in. .85 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Military » General History
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"Synopsis" by , Throughout the spring and summer of 1945, Major General Curtis LeMay and his squadron of B29 bombers targeted Tokyo and numerous Japanese cities with near-nightly incendiary bombing campaigns.
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