This account, which is handled with a flat, almost toneless, understatement, is nearly as decimating as its subject which is horror- fleshly horror and the senseless genocide which follows in the wake of war. Dresden was bombed, unlike Hiroshima or Nagasaki, as a terroristic action and 135,000 people died. This figure exceeds either of the A-bomb casualty lists. The author claims this as the single most inhumane act of the war, and only the extermination of the Jews was more dreadful quantitatively. For those who will not flinch from the facts presented here- it is an important record, both as a reminder of the past and a warning for the future.