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By John Steinbeck

A wonderful quantity of brief novels and a necessary international conflict II file from one in every of America?s nice twentieth-century writers

On the heels of the big luck of his masterwork The Grapes of Wrath?and on the top of the yank conflict effort?John Steinbeck, some of the most prolific and influential literary figures of his iteration, wrote Bombs Away, a nonfiction account of his reports with U.S. military Air strength bomber crews in the course of global conflict II. Now, for the 1st time on account that its unique booklet in 1942, Penguin Classics provides this particular version of Steinbeck?s creation to the then-nascent U.S. military Air strength and its bomber crew?the crucial center unit at the back of American air energy that Steinbeck defined as ?the maximum workforce within the world.?

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In America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction. Susan Shillinglaw and Jackson J. Benson, eds. New York: Viking, 2002, 285-87. The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Summary Report (European War). September 30, 1945. htm. Preface A book should have a dedication, I suppose, but this book is a dedication. It is a dedication to the men who have gone through the hard and rigid training of members of a bomber crew and who have gone away to defend the nation. This book is dedicated to those men, although it is not intended for their reading, for it would be primer work to them.

In attacking us they destroyed their greatest ally, our sluggishness, our selfishness, and our disunity. The attack on us set in motion the most powerful species drive we know—that of survival. It created direction toward which we could aim all of our vitalities—and we have great vitality. What the Axis could not understand was that the measure of our unrest was the measure of our vitality. The war was dumped into our laps; we could not avoid it, but fortunately for us, we have been given a kind of war we are peculiarly capable of fighting—a war without established technique or method, a kind of war rooted in production in which we surpass.

Multiply this team by thousands and the bomb payload by hundreds of thousands, and eventually by millions, and one can start to see how the American war effort became not only a major deciding factor in the war effort but the most destructive military force in history. Metaphorically, it began with only one team. This is how a technological democracy builds up the moral steam to divert from the quotidian and become an extraordinary arsenal of war with almost unlimited destructive power in a relatively short period of time.

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