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A world destroyed : Hiroshima and its legacies

Author: Martin J Sherwin; Robert J Lifton
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2003. © 1975
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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This is the classic history of the development of the American atomic bomb, the decision to use it against Japan, and the origins of US atomic diplomacy toward the Soviet Union. The author describes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin J Sherwin; Robert J Lifton
ISBN: 0804739579 9780804739573
OCLC Number: 52714712
Description: xl, 375 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The secret sits. The end of the beginning --
Soldiers out of uniform --
The road not taken. The atomic bomb and the postwar world --
The two policemen --
A quid pro quo --
Fire and ice. The new president --
Persuading Russia to play ball --
The bomb, the war, and the Russians --
Diplomacy--and destruction.
Responsibility: Martin J. Sherwin ; with a foreword by Robert J. Lifton.
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