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Prompt and utter destruction : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan

Author: J Samuel Walker
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time, Walker evaluates the options available for ending the war with Japan. In this new edition, Walker incorporates a decade of new research--mostly from Japanese archives only  Read more...
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Named Person: Harry S Truman; Harry S Truman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Samuel Walker
ISBN: 146962897X 9781469628974
OCLC Number: 945745429
Description: xvi, 142 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. A Categorical Choice? --
2. The Most Terrible Weapon Ever Known --
3. The Prospects for Victory, June 1945 --
4. Paths to Victory --
5. Truman and the Bomb at Potsdam --
6. Hiroshima and Nagasaki --
7. Hiroshima in History.
Responsibility: J. Samuel Walker.

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In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyses the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. In this new edition,  Read more...

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