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Racing the enemy : Stalin, Truman, and the surrender of Japan

Author: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In the first international history of the end of World War II in the Pacific - the only book to fully integrate the roles of the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan - Tsuyoshi Hasegawa traces an intricate diplomatic and military end game as he shatters standard accounts of the Japanese surrender."--Cloth ed. book jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
ISBN: 0674016939 9780674016934 0674022416 9780674022416
OCLC Number: 77526320
Description: ix, 382 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Triangular relations and the Pacific War --
Stalin, Truman and Hirohito face new challenges --
Decisions for war and peace --
Potsdam: the turning point --
The atomic bombs and Soviet entry into the war --
Japan accepts unconditional surrender --
August Storm: the Soviet-Japanese War and the United States --
Conclusion: Assessing the roads not taken.
Responsibility: Tsuyoshi Hasegawa.
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Hasegawa rewrites the history of the end of World War II in the Pacific by integrating the key actors in the story-the US, the USSR, and Japan. From April 1945, when Stalin broke the Soviet-Japanese  Read more...

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"Without doubt the best-informed book in English on Japanese and Soviet manoeuvres in the summer of 1945... [Hasegawa] provides an international context sorely missing from most previous work. He has Read more...

 
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