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The War in the Air
By Andy Sawyer (contributor), Patrick Parrinder (editor), Jay Winter (introduced by) and H. G. Wells
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date June 26, 2007
Pages 296
Binding Paperback
Edition New
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141441306
ISBN-10 0141441305
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
Following the development of massive airships, naive Londoner Bert Smallways becomes accidentally involved in a German plot to invade America by air and reduce New York to rubble.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A cornerstone of early science fiction and a haunting image of world war

Following the development of massive airships, naïve Londoner Bert Smallways becomes accidentally involved in a German plot to invade America by air and reduce New York to rubble. But although bombers devastate the city, they cannot overwhelm the country, and their attack leads not to victory but to the beginning of a new and horrific age for humanity. And so dawns the era of Total War, in which brutal aerial bombardments reduce the great cultures of the twentieth century to nothing. As civilization collapses around the Englishman, now stranded in a ruined America, he clings to only one hope - that he might return to London, and marry the woman he loves.

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