Whirlwind by Barrett Tillman audiobook

Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan 1942-1945

By Barrett Tillman
Read by Mel Foster

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200116089

  • ISBN: 9798200116072

  • ISBN: 9798200116096

Runtime: 11.22 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Whirlwind is the only book to examine in depth the human drama behind the most important bombing campaign in history. While the air war against Nazi Germany has been covered in-depth by many books, Barrett Tillman, a renowned authority on military aircraft and the air war in the Pacific, is the first to tackle the air war against Japan. For decades, historians and politicians have debated whether or not Japan was on the verge of surrender in August 1945—before the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tillman argues that for all the widespread death and suffering, the bombing of Japan remains a great example of air power's ability to end a long, bitter, and bloody war without invasion. Writing from the perspective of the aircrews and the generals and admirals who commanded them, Tillman examines all aspects of the human drama of the war, combining historical analyses with the words of survivors from both sides of the bomb.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

[An] ambitious and successful work. Publishers Weekly
“The story of how B-29’s and lesser aircraft ended the Pacific War is wonderfully told by Barrett Tillman.” Wall Street Journal
“[An] ambitious and successful work.” Publishers Weekly
“Walking a fine line between passion and restraint, Foster delivers the words of those who did just that. It’s a complex performance. It works.” AudioFile
“A blow-by-blow history of the Allied air offensive against Japan during World War II…Tightly focused, sure-footed military history.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Barrett Tillman

Author Bio: Barrett Tillman

Barrett Tillman is a widely recognized expert on air warfare in World War II and the author of more than forty nonfiction and fiction books on military topics, including Whirlwind. His work has been cited in dozens of history books and has been used as course work by the US Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The former managing editor of The Hook, he is frequently seen in television documentaries in the United States and Europe. He has received numerous awards for history and literature, including the Admiral Arthur Radford Award.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English