The Bomber Mafia;Malcolm Gladwell
‘The Bomber Mafia is a case study in how dreams go awry. When some shiny new idea drops from the heavens, it does not land softly in our laps. It lands hard, on the ground, and shatters.’
In the years before the Second World War, in a sleepy air force base in central Alabama, a small group of renegade pilots put forth a radical idea. What if we made bombing so accurate that wars could be fought entirely from the air? What if we could make the brutal clashes between armies on the ground a thing of the past?
This book tells the story of what happened when that dream was put to the test. The Bomber Mafia follows the stories of a reclusive Dutch genius and his homemade computer, Winston Churchill’s forbidding best friend, a team of pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard, a brilliant pilot who sang vaudeville tunes to his crew, and the bomber commander, Curtis Emerson LeMay, who would order the bloodiest attack of the Second World War.
In this tale of innovation and obsession, Gladwell asks: what happens when technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war? And what is the price of progress?
- Store Name: Kibangabooks
- Vendor: Kibangabooks
- Address: nairobi
- 3.11 rating from 9 reviews
Oburu Oginga: In the Shadow of my Father by Oburu OgingaKShs2,950.00Add to cart
Oburu Oginga: In the Shadow of my Father by Oburu Oginga
EALA Member of Parliament Oburu Odinga on Thursday launched his autobiography titled ‘In the Shadow of my Father’ that details the family life, career, and political pursuits of the Oginga family and Kenya’s history through his eyes.
The launch ceremony, held in Nairobi, was graced by a number of political bigwigs and high profile industry shapers, key among them were ODM Leader Raila Odinga, Royal Media Services Chairman SK Macharia, and lawyer James Orengo.
While making his remarks, Oburu said he was surprised by how many people were looking forward to the launch of his autobiography, based on the turnout at the event.
“I also want to express my gratitude particularly because of the enthusiasm I saw everyone who came here had about this book I did not know when I was writing that this book would draw a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of interest the way it has done,” Oburu said.
On his part Raila congratulated his brother for his accomplishment, insisting that the book will resonate well with readers just like other works penned by great African authors.
“Not yet Uhuru (Jaramogi Odinga), The tales of Freedom (John Okri) and Now Oburu’s Biography.”
Orengo also underscored that the book will have a huge cultural and social impact on the history, culture, and the people of Kenya.
DONT SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF Author : Richard CarlsonKShs1,595.00Add to cart
So many of us would like to live our lives in a calmer and less stressful way, and be able to let go of our problems. This is the book that can show you how to stop letting the little things in life drive you crazy. Dr Richard Carlson teaches us, in his gentle and encouraging style, simple strategies for living a more fulfilled and peaceful life.
We can all learn to put things in perspective, and by making the small daily changes he suggests, including surrendering to the fact that sometimes life isn’t fair, and asking yourself, ‘Will this matter a year from now?’, Dr Richard can help everyone to see the bigger picture. Repackaged to inspire and guide a new generation, this is a Mind, Body and Spirit classic.
OUT OF STOCK
Educated (Westover) by Tara WestoverKShs1,495.00Read more
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who kept out of school leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY A coming of age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle O The Oprah Magazine Beautiful and propulsive Despite the singularity of Westover s childhood the questions her book poses are universal How much of ourselves should we give to those we love And how much must we betray them to grow up Vogue Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education and no one to intervene when one of Tara s older brothers became violent When another brother got himself into college Tara decided to try a new kind of life Her quest for knowledge transformed her taking her over oceans and across continents to Harvard and to Cambridge University Only then would she wonder if she d traveled too far if there was still a way home Book Club Pick for Now Read This from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Heart wrenching a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives Amy Chua The New York Times Book Review A heartbreaking heartwarming best in years memoir USA Today Tara Westover s one of a kind memoir is about the shaping of a mind She evokes a childhood that completely defined her Yet it was also she gradually sensed deforming her The Atlantic Riveting Westover brings readers deep into this world a milieu usually hidden from outsiders The Economist Incredibly thought provoking so much more than a memoir about a woman who graduated college without a formal education It is about a woman who must learn how to learn The Harvard Crimson A subtle nuanced study of how dysfunction of any kind can be normalized even within the most conventional family structure and of the damage such containment can do Financial Times Westover s extraordinary memoir is haunting in the best way delivering a powerful coming of age saga.
Julius Caesar William ShakespeareKShs850.00Add to cart
The play opens with two tribunes discovering the commoners of Rome celebrating Julius Caesar‘s triumphant return from defeating the sons of his military rival, Pompey. The tribunes, insulting the crowd for their change in loyalty from Pompey to Caesar, attempt to end the festivities and break up the commoners, who return the insults. During the feast of Lupercal, Caesar holds a victory parade and a soothsayer warns him to “Beware the ides of March,” which he ignores. Meanwhile, Cassius attempts to convince Brutus to join his conspiracy to kill Caesar. Although Brutus, friendly towards Caesar, is hesitant to kill him, he agrees that Caesar may be abusing his power. They then hear from Casca that Mark Antony has offered Caesar the crown of Rome three times. Casca tells them that each time Caesar refused it with increasing reluctance, hoping that the crowd watching would insist that he accept the crown. He describes how the crowd applauded Caesar for denying the crown, and how this upset Caesar. On the eve of the ides of March, the conspirators meet and reveal that they have forged letters of support from the Roman people to tempt Brutus into joining. Brutus reads the letters and, after much moral debate, decides to join the conspiracy, thinking that Caesar should be killed to prevent him from doing anything against the people of Rome if he were ever to be crowned.
The Ghost By Danielle SteelKShs1,395.00Add to cart
With a wife he loves and an exciting London-based career, architect Charles Waterston’s life seems in perfect balance. Nothing in his comfortable existence prepares him for the sudden end to his ten-year marriage—or his unwanted transfer to his firm’s New York office. With nothing left to lose, Charlie takes a leave of absence from his job to drive through New England, hoping to make peace with himself.
Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant by Heidi HollandKShs1,695.00Add to cart
A portrait of Robert Mugabe a man whose once brilliant career has ruined Zimbabwe and cast shame on the African continent It charts Mugabe s gradual self destruction and uncovers some of the most respectable international players in the Zimbabwe tragedy
ISBN: 9780141040790 SKU: 2030301001086
Buy Dinner with Mugabe: The Untold Story of a Freedom Fighter Who Became a Tyrant by Heidi HollandIN Nairobi Kenya.
Book Available in kenya| Online bookstore| Kenya’s leading bookshop|Same-Day book delivery.