The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan

The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan

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by Wilson D. Miscamble
     
 

Addresses the reasons the atomic bombs were used against Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the role they played in Japan's surrender.See more details below

Overview

Addresses the reasons the atomic bombs were used against Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the role they played in Japan's surrender.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521735360
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/11/2011
Series:
Cambridge Essential Histories Series
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
416,708
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: the most controversial decision; 2. Franklin Roosevelt, the Manhattan project, and the development of the atomic bomb; 3. Harry Truman, Henry Stimson, and atomic briefings; 4. James F. Byrnes, the atomic bomb, and the Pacific war; 5. The Potsdam conference, the trinity test, and 'atomic diplomacy'; 6. Hiroshima, the Japanese, and the Soviets; 7. The Japanese surrender; 8. Necessary, but was it right?; 9. Byrnes, the Soviets, and the American atomic monopoly; 10. The atomic bomb and the origins of the Cold War.

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