From Bremen to Berlin, Simon Read follows the supreme effort of the RAF to take the war to Germany. As Churchill pointed out, the fighter might win the battle, but the bomber would win the war. According to Goebbels himself, one had only to look into the eyes of Arthur Harris, C-in-C Bomber Command, to see an unquenchable thirst for blood and a passion for slaughter. For some this would seem to be the highest praise, considering its source; for others, the burning of Dresden was a war crime. The author meets the controversy head-on.
A native Briton, Simon Read lives in the San Francisco Bay area, California, where he works as an award-winning newspaper reporter. His grandfather's experiences as an airgunner with Bomber Command during WWII was the inspiration behind this book. His books, On the House: the Bizarre Killing of Michael Malloy, and In the Dark: The True Story of the Blackout Ripper, were published in the USA.In hardback Killing Skies sold out in six months and was well received both in the UK and the US.