LeMay by Barrett Tillman
(Great Generals)

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews



LeMay was a terrifying, complex, and brilliant general. In World War II, he ordered the firebombing of Tokyo and was in charge when Atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He was responsible for tens of thousands of civilian deaths--a fact he liked to celebrate by smoking Cuban cigars. But LeMay was also the man who single-handedly transformed the American air force from a ramshackle team of poorly trained and badly equipped pilots into one of the fiercest and most efficient weapons of the war. Over the last decades, most U.S. military missions were carried out entirely through the employment of the Air Force; this is LeMay's legacy. Packed with breathtaking battles in the air and inspiring leadership tactics on the ground, LeMay will keep readers on their edge of their seats.

About Barrett Tillman

See more books from this Author
Barrett Tillman is the author of forty books, including the bestseller Warriors. He has received numerous awards, including the American Aviation Historical Society's Outstanding Contributor Award, the Air Force Historical Foundation Writing Award, and the Admiral Arthur Radford Award for Naval Aviation History & Literature.
Published January 30, 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 224 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for LeMay

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

The general in charge of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Curtis Emerson LeMay witnessed the beginning of the age of nuclear weaponry.

Dec 18 2006 | Read Full Review of LeMay (Great Generals)

Project MUSE

The story is told almost exclusively with support of secondary reference material and LeMay's autobiography, providing little in the way of new revelations or interpretations of LeMay the man or LeMay the general.

| Read Full Review of LeMay (Great Generals)

Reader Rating for LeMay

An aggregated and normalized score based on 10 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review