This is the definitive biography of one of the most controversial figures of World War II. Sir Arthur Harris remains the target of criticism and vilification by many, while others believe the contribution he and his men made to victory is grossly undervalued. Henry Probert’s critical but sympathetic new account draws on recent research and, for this first time, all of Harris’s own extensive papers, to give outstanding insight into a man who combined leadership, professionalism and decisiveness with kindness, humour and generosity. “Bomber Harris” provides the most complete picture of one of the great commanders of modern times and an outstanding military personality of World War II. Air Commodore Probert was formerly Head of the Air Historical Branch. Correlli Barnett is a world-renowned historian whose books have been translated into many languages.