1st ed., 2001. 432 pp., photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. Four Cuttings Tipped-in, Extra. 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. The author's critical but sympathetic new account draws on recent research and, for the first time, all of Harris's own extensive papers, to give outstanding insight. The author examines Harris's private life as well as his fighting in World War I. He reveals and analyses how Harris did his job in RAF Bomber Command during World War II, how he led his men in the face of appalling casualties, his disagreements with higher authority, his dealing with Churchill, his close links with the Americans, his role in directing the bombing raids against Germany, most notably at Dresden, and the way he was treated afterwards.