No a wet fire
This is one of those books that I regret starting and look forward to getting through, hoping the author will redeem himself. In my mind with this book I am consoling myself with the thought that I only paid $2.25 for the book. Hansen lets the reader know from the start that he has a biased viewpoint by the first chapters description of the destruction of Hamburg, This chapter had one purpose - paint the bombing of cities as the horrible mass murder of women and childrennot a historical depiction of area bombing. The remainder of the book is full of more biased descriptions like this and misrepresentations of the bombing campaigns of the RAF and USAAF in Europe. Hansen is no historian and this book is a clear example of that. His conclusion that area bombing, while worth a try as a means to end the war, was proven useless after Hamburg is completely baseless. The only credit one can give him is for the extent of the research material he lists for writing this book. I gave Hansen 2 stars for spelling; only complete dolts deserve 1 star.