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New Malcolm Gladwell book about relationship between technology and ideology in wartime coming in April

The Bomber Mafia will be available on April 27, 2021. The audiobook version will feature archival tape and include original interviews.

The Bomber Mafia will be available on April 27, 2021

Malcolm Gladwell is a journalist, staff writer for the New Yorker and author of several nonfiction books. (Celeste Sloman)

Malcolm Gladwell is publishing a new book.

The Bomber Mafia, which explores the relationship between technology and ideology, will be available on April 27, 2021.

According to its publisher, Little, Brown & Company, The Bomber Mafia will explore the relationship between technology and ideology and how they come together during times of war.

It will look at the deadliest night during the Second World War, and how it was caused by different approaches and beliefs about air bombing colliding.

The audiobook version will feature archival tape and include original interviews.

Gladwell is a journalist and staff writer for the New Yorker. He grew up in Elmira, Ont., before moving to the U.S. to work for the Washington Post. He started writing for The New Yorker in 1996 and won a 2001 National Magazine Award.

He is also the host of the podcast Revisionist History, in which he investigates a misunderstood or overlooked event, person or idea from history.

The Bomber Mafia will build on themes that Gladwell explored in a 2020 episode of Revisionist History.

Blink and Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell presents Revisionist History, a new show that offers a surprising new angle on the past. 17:55

Gladwell has written bestselling books of nonfiction such as The Tipping PointBlinkOutliersWhat the Dog Saw and David and Goliath

In his writing, Gladwell uses anecdotes and a narrative voice to examine how societal structures shape human behaviour, decision-making and the spread of ideas.

His previous book, Talking to Strangerswas one of the top 10 bestselling Canadian books of 2019.

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