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The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944
Ian W. Toll
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Talk about your lucky bastards

Have you heard of Randall Hansen? He may have already clinched the 2018 award for luckiest bastard of the year for having the foresight to have published a book nearly a decade ago with the same title as Michael Woolf's insider account of the Trump White House. The sound of grinding teeth that you're hearing is coming from the ill-disguised envy of historians everywhere.

 

(At some point someone needs to tell Hansen about Amazon's generous return policy on misordered items).

Supposedly some Trump supporters are buying copies on purpose. Considering that it's about the effects of a bombing campaign upon a civilian population, if those goose-stepping morons actually read this book instead of burning it they might develop misgivings about the violent use of American airpower as a tool of foreign policy. Now that would be ironic!