Hell to Pay: Operation Downfall and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-47

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A comprehensive and compelling examination of the many complex issues that comprised the strategic plans for the American invasion of Japan, this groundbreaking history counters the revisionist interpretations that question President Truman's rationale for using the atom bomb.

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Overview

A comprehensive and compelling examination of the many complex issues that comprised the strategic plans for the American invasion of Japan, this groundbreaking history counters the revisionist interpretations that question President Truman's rationale for using the atom bomb.

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"A chillingly clear-eyed picture of a battle of attrition so daunting that Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall considered using atomic and chemical weapons to support the operation." —-Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400149087
  • Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/27/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Library - Unabridged CD
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

D. M. Giangreco served for more than twenty years as an editor for Military Review, and he is the award-winning author or coauthor of numerous articles and books, including The Soldier from Independence, War in Korea, 1950–1953, and Eyewitness Vietnam, written with Donald L. Gilmore.

Actor Danny Campbell has appeared in CBS's The Guardian, the recent films A Pool, a Fool, and a Duel and Greater Than Gravity, and over twenty-five commercials. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, his narrative work includes the part of David Foster Wallace in Mike Lipsky's Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself.

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