Bomber Mafia, The


What is the price of progress? In this tale of innovation and obsession Gladwell revisits one of the bloodiest attacks of the Second World War to show what happens when technological inventions slip out of our control. Weaving together the stories of a group of renegade pilots, the ruthless bomber commander of the US Air Force, a reclusive Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a team of pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard and Winston Churchill's forbidding best friend, The Bomber Mafia invites us to rethink the moral certainties, good intentions and unforeseen consequences that so often accompany shiny new inventions.

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