AUTHORKerr, E. Bartlett
TITLEFlames Over Tokyo
PUBLISHERDonald I. Fine, Inc.
CITYNew York, NY

This book details the United States’ firebombing of Japan during World War II from the first development of the incendiary bombs used in the campaign in 1944 through the campaign’s end and the conclusion of the war in 1945. The decisions that led to the start of the bombings are analyzed, and the author stresses the importance to the war’s final outcome of the bombing raids, some of which did more damage than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs. Using Air Force records and interviews with veterans and survivors, the author thoroughly covers the military as well as the personal aspects of the campaign. This work provides an historical perspective on the environment in which the atomic bombs were used on Japan.

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