Tucson Festival of Books

Fire From the Sky


In the early hours of March 10, 1945, 300 American bombers turned 16 square miles of Tokyo into a raging inferno, killing 100,000 people. It was the first time the U.S. deliberately attacked civilians. "If we lose the war, we'll be tried as war criminals," Gen. Curtis LeMay famously said. Why did we do it? How did we do it? Author James M. Scott will take us back to that horrific night in 1945.


Panelist
James Scott

Former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, James M. Scott is the author of "Rampage," which was named one of the Best Books of 2018 by the editors at Amazon, Kirkus and Military Times and was chosen as a finalist for the prestigious Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History by the New York Historical Society....

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Books:
Black Snow: Curtis Lemay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb
James Scott
History / Biography
W W NORTON & Company
September 2022
ISBN 9781324002994
448 pages
$35.00
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Rampage
MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila
James Scott
History / Biography
W. W. Norton, Incorporated
November 2019
ISBN 9780393357561
672 pages