Martin van Creveld. The Age of Airpower. New York: PublicAffairs, 2011. A history of airpower for the 21st century -- there's about twice as much space devoted to small wars and counterinsurgency as there is to the Second World War. Presentism or rebalancing?

Barrett Tillman. Whirlwind: The Air War Against Japan, 1942-1945. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010. By contrast, this focuses on what was arguably strategic airpower's heydey. Although it's told from the American perspective, it does seem to make some attempt to portray the Japanese experience of the fire raids.

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