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Bridging the atomic divide : debating Japan-US attitudes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Author: Harry Wray; Seishirō Sugihara; Norman Hu
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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"In this study, two scholars examine historical perceptions of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Structured as a balanced dialogue, the authors analyze how the attacks are remembered by Japanese and others as well as the various debates surrounding the bombings."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wray, Harry, 1931-
Bridging the atomic divide.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2018058128
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Wray; Seishirō Sugihara; Norman Hu
ISBN: 9781498593212 1498593216
OCLC Number: 1057231356
Notes: "Originally published in Japanese as Nihonjin no genbaku toka ron wa konomama de yoi no ka: genbaku toka wo meguru Nichi-Bei no hajimete no taiwa by Nisshin Hodo."
Description: xvi, 323 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Descent into inhumanity --
The unconditional surrender formula and limited alternatives to atomic bombs : pros and cons --
The Potsdam Declaration: a missed opportunity by Japan to avoid atomic bombings and a Soviet entry --
That "final decisive battle" --
The role of decrypted messages --
Japan's decision to wage a final decisive battle produced the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the first of the "triple shocks" --
Two shocks in one day --
Militants' intransigent response: extinction before surrender --
Contentious issues surrounding the atomic bombings, the mistaken "atomic diplomacy" thesis, and its impact on Japanese textbooks --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: Supplemental commentary --
diplomacy at start and end of Japan-US war, and subsequent problems --
Appendix B: regarding Wray's examination of the Pearl Harbor issue --
Appendix C: The historical significance of President Obama's visit to Hiroshima --
Afterword.
Other Titles: Nihonjin no genbaku toka ron wa konomama de yoi no ka.
Debating Japan-US attitudes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Responsibility: Harry Wray and Seishiro Sugihara ; translated by Norman Hu.

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