by Malcolm Gladwell

An exploration of how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

In The Bomber Mafia, Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. 

Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists, the “Bomber Mafia,” asked: What if precision bombing could cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? 

Interview with the Author

Talks at GS
Malcolm Gladwell
6/4/21       43 min

Dan Snow’s History Hit
Maloclm Gladwell
5/15/21        20 min

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Addendum
EP13: Gladwell and the Bomber Mafia
4/28/21        62 min

Kickass News
Malcolm Gladwell on the Bomber Mafia
6/14/21        42 min

Larry Wilmore: Black on the Air
Malcolm Gladwell on ‘The Bomber Mafia’
5/8/21        65 min

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books
Zibby’s Interview with Malcolm Gladwell
5/31/21        28 min

Newt’s World
Episode 253: Malcolm Gladwell on The Bomber Mafia
5/23/21         50 min

Washington Post Live
Malcolm Gladwell, Author, “The Bomber Mafia”
5/24/21         31 min

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