A 10-year-old book detailing Allied bombing campaigns against Germany in World War II rocketed to the bestseller list recently, simply due to it’s name.
Fire and Fury: The Allied Bombing of Germany, 1942-1945 shares a title with Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, the controversial “tell-all” book that documents the inner-workings of the White House during the early days of the Trump presidency and is currently flying off the shelves.
The lucky author of the book is enjoying his newfound sales.
“The book is 10 years out and it had been languishing for years and suddenly it was on three bestseller lists,” University of Toronto professor Randall Hansen told The Globe and Mail Monday.
While Wolff’s salacious book has been wracked with controversy due to purported inaccuracy, Hansen’s book was nominated for a Governor General’s award in 2009.
According to Hansen, only a few people have complained after receiving his book in the mix-up.
“It’s not my fault people can’t tell the difference between a book about Trump and a book about the bombing of Germany,” Hansen added. “But most have been jovial and appreciated the moment of levity.”