July 27th 2019


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COVER STORY Fixing Australia: Can we trust the Morrison Government?

ENERGY Yallourn early closure more than a mere challenge, Mr Premier

CANBERRA OBSERVED Can Labor learn a lesson or is it unredeemable?

NATIONAL AFFAIRS High power prices lead to more deaths of elderly

GENDER POLITICS Catholic Ed's document strong on doctrine, weak on protocols

ENERGY Renewables do push up power price: Chicago economists

OBITUARY The eminence of Dr Joe Santamaria

HISTORY OF SCIENCE Faith and reason and Father Stanley Jaki, Part 6: Medieval Christendom sparks a revolution

ENVIRONMENT As many Pacific islands are rising as are sinking

ASIAN AFFAIRS Uyghurs lose in ethnic power play

POETRY AND HISTORY The epic of the White Horse

HUMOUR On patrol with Father Bruce

MUSIC Joao Gilberto: Carrier of melodies

CINEMA Crawl: Toothful entertainment

BOOK REVIEW America's postwar boom and its end

BOOK REVIEW The story of the drafting of a great document

BOOK REVIEW The facts behind an undying distortion

LETTERS

POETRY

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THE BOMBING WAR:
Europe 1939-1945

Richard Overy

$24.95


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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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