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After Hiroshima : the United States, race and nuclear weapons in Asia, 1945-1965

Author: Matthew Jones; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: New York [etc.] : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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After Hiroshima, published in 2010, provides a comprehensive history of American nuclear policy in Asia between the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan and the escalation of the Vietnam War in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Jones; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780521881005 0521881005
OCLC Number: 827722727
Description: 502 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. In the shadow of Hiroshima: the United States and Asia in the aftermath of Japanese defeat; 2. The Korean War, the atomic bomb, and Asian-American estrangement; 3. Securing the East Asian frontier: stalemate in Korea and the Japanese peace treaty; 4. A greater sanction: the defence of South East Asia, the advent of the Eisenhower administration and the end of the Korean War; 5. 'Atomic madness': massive retaliation and the Bravo test; 6. The aftermath of Bravo, the Indochina crisis, and the emergence of SEATO; 7. 'Asia for the Asians': the first Offshore Islands crisis and the Bandung Conference; 8. A nuclear strategy for SEATO and the problem of limited war in the Far East; 9. Massive retaliation at bay: US-Japanese relations, nuclear deployment, and the limited war debate; 10. The second Offshore Islands crisis and the advent of flexible response; 11. The Chinese bomb, American nuclear strategy in Asia, and the escalation of the Vietnam War; Conclusion; Bibliography.
Responsibility: Matthew Jones.

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