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Downfall : the end of the Imperial Japanese Empire

Author: Richard B Frank
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the American plans for invading Japan and the Japanese defense plans.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frank, Richard B.
Downfall.
New York : Random House, 1999
(OCoLC)607297368
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Frank
ISBN: 067941424X 9780679414247 9780141001463 0141001461
OCLC Number: 40783799
Awards: Harry S. Truman Book Award, 2000.
Description: 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Tokyo burns : raid of March 9-10 --
Strategies old, strategies new --
From Zeppelins to B-29s --
LeMay takes command --
Fire and mud --
The "fundamental policy" --
Magic insights --
Downfall and Olympic plans --
The invasion and the President --
Pummeling and strangling : bombardment and blockade, June to August --
Ketsu operation on Kyushu --
Kamikazes, civilians, and assessments --
The eclipse of Olympic --
Unconditional surrender and magic --
Magic and diplomacy with the Soviets --
Hiroshima --
Manchuria and Nagasaki --
The decisive day --
Surrender --
Assessing realities --
Alternatives and conclusions.
Responsibility: Richard B. Frank.
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A study of the American plans for invading Japan and the Japanese defense plans.

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