The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945

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"Riveting." -- "TIME Europe," German Edition

"[A] haunting book? forceful, incendiary." -- "Atlantic Monthly"

"Mr. Friedrich deserves credit for both his diligence and his descriptive powers." -- "Economist"

"This is a book that demands to be read, no matter how uncomfortable the experience." -- David Cesarani, "The Independent"

"J& ouml;rg Friedrich tells the story from the viewpoint of the bombed with... great skill and objectivity." -- Paul Johnson, "The American Spectator"

"A vivid and powerful critique of war... [ "The Fire" is] fascinating, ground-breaking, and thought-provoking." -- Roger Moorhouse, "BBC History Magazine"

"Thorough and methodical... Friedrich's book underscores that precision bombing is anything but a scientific enterprise." -- Stanley Hoffman, "Foreign Affairs"

"An indictment both of Hitler's appropriation of German history and of the Allies' destruction of a nation's culture... Thoughtful and detailed." -- "Library Journal"

"A contribution to the German literature of remembrance; it is also a passionate denunciation of the excesses of the air war." -- Harold Dorn, "Technology and Culture"

"What W. G. Sebald lamented about the lack of open discourse on the air war appears to have been blown apart with the publication of "The Fire,"" -- Noah Isenberg, "Bookforum," German Edition

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Jorg Friedrich was born in Tyrolia in 1944 and grew up in the Ruhr District (Essen). A broadcaster in Berlin, Friedrich became a historian after he reported on the Majdanek Trial during the 1970s. His first comprehensive history of the prosecution of Nazi criminals in Germany, The Cold Amnesty (1984), was a bestseller in the Federal Republic. In 1993 he published a monograph on the forgotten Nuremberg Trial of the German High Command titled The Law of War: The German Army in Russia, which earned him a honorary doctorate from the University of Amsterdam. The idea for The Fire came to Friedrich accidentally one night in February 2002, and since its publication, the book has been translated into ten languages, sparking debate worldwide. Jorg Friedrich was born in Essen, Germany, in 1944 and spent most of his career writing about Nazi atrocities before orienting his research toward an analysis of Allied military tactics. He lives in Berlin.

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