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COVER STORY Water, water everywhere, but not for the farmers

EDITORIAL Power companies in clover after closures

CANBERRA OBSERVED Liberals in need of an internal peacemaker

ENERGY Solar, wind dependence will add $1300 to power bills, engineers, scientists warn

LIFE ISSUES Queensland life march busts media stereotypes

ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS Unmask activists disguised as nature lovers

FOREIGN AFFAIRS China takes up challenge to imitate and overtake America

CHINA AND AUSTRALIA Paul Monk thunders at kowtowing former pollies

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Hawaii: Pearl of the Pacific

BOOK EXCERPT From Patrick J. Byrne's book, Transgender: One Shade of Grey

FREE SPEECH University of Western Australia blinks again

LIFE ISSUES Queensland law will open floodgates to sex-selective abortion

HUMOUR

MUSIC Pop and singing: A certain antagonism

CINEMA Christopher Robin: The best something comes from nothing

BOOK REVIEW A so-called industry with only a dark side

BOOK REVIEW Population see-saw changes direction

LETTERS

POETRY

EUTHANASIA No concoction can kill peacefully

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THE BOMBING WAR:
Europe 1939-1945

Richard Overy

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by Richard Overy

(Penguin UK, 2013)
Paperback: 880 pages
ISBN: 9780141003214
Price: AUD$24.95

 

Book description

From Stalingrad to the ports of the French west coast, from Clydeside to Malta, bombing was experienced by millions of ordinary Europeans in the Second World War. Why was bombing undertaken? How did bombed societies survive? Did it actually work?

In The Bombing War, Richard Overy gives the first full narrative account of the aerial devastation of Europe, showing that it changed the course of the war — but not in the way we think. The Bombing War brings together strategy, politics, technology, combat and social policy to understand the real experience of both bombing and being bombed. It strips away the many post-war myths and shows how quickly bombing came to be taken for granted on all sides, with terrible consequences.

 

About the author

Richard Overy is an award-winning British historian who has published extensively on the history of World War II and the Third Reich. He has taught at Cambridge and at King’s College, London.

 

Endorsements

“The best book I have read this year.” Simon Heffer, Daily Mail, Books of the Year
 


“Tremendous … a masterpiece of the historian’s art … a monument to the folly and heroism of mankind.” John Charmley, The Times



“Definitive … shatters myths and establishes truths about the dubious morality of mass bombings on both sides.’ Nigel Jones, Sunday Telegraph, Books of the Year
 


“Immensely important … devastating.’ David Reynolds, BBC History, Books of the Year
 


“Monumental … a major contribution to one of the most controversial aspects of the Second World War … full of new detail and perspectives … hugely impressive.” James Holland, Literary Review


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