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Among the dead cities

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Britain and the USA carried out a massive bombing offensive against the cities of Germany and Japan in the course of the Second World War, which ended with the destruction of Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Was the bombing of civilian targets justified by the necessities of war? Or was it, in fact, a crime against humanity? How should we, the descendants of the Allies who won the victory in that war, reply to the moral challenge of the descendants of those whose cities were targeted? A.C. Grayling looks at the stands people took, both for and against, and crucially asks what are the lessons that we can learn for today about how people should behave in a world of tension and moral confusion, of terrorism and fragile democracies. Among the Dead Cities is both a lucid and revealing work of modern history and an investigation of conscience into one of the last remaining controversies of that time.
Rare signed (dedicated) paperback copy in as new condition.

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Author(s):
A C Grayling
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
198x129x26
EAN-13:
9780747586036
Edition:
1st thus
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780747586036
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
373
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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Britain and the USA carried out a massive bombing offensive against the cities of Germany and Japan in the course of the Second World War, which ended with the destruction of Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Was the bombing of civilian targets justified by the necessities of war? Or was it, in fact, a crime against humanity? How should we, the descendants of the Allies who won the victory in that war, reply to the moral challenge of the descendants of those whose cities were targeted? A.C. Grayling looks at the stands people took, both for and against, and crucially asks what are the lessons that we can learn for today about how people should behave in a world of tension and moral confusion, of terrorism and fragile democracies. Among the Dead Cities is both a lucid and revealing work of modern history and an investigation of conscience into one of the last remaining controversies of that time.
Rare signed (dedicated) paperback copy in as new condition.

Author(s):
A C Grayling
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
198x129x26
EAN-13:
9780747586036
Edition:
1st thus
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780747586036
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
373
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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