Truman and the Hiroshima Cult [NOOK Book]

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The United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 to end World War II as quickly and with as few casualties as possible. That is the compelling and elegantly simple argument Newman puts forward in his new study of World War II's end, Truman and the Hiroshima Cult.
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Truman and the Hiroshima Cult

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Overview

The United States dropped atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 to end World War II as quickly and with as few casualties as possible. That is the compelling and elegantly simple argument Newman puts forward in his new study of World War II's end, Truman and the Hiroshima Cult.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780870139406
  • Publisher: Michigan State University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: Rhetoric & Public Affairs
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 764,963
  • File size: 868 KB

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  • Posted November 2, 2013

    Systematic debunking of various contentions that the atomic bomb

    Systematic debunking of various contentions that the atomic bombs dropped on Japan were unnecessary to attain a rapid surrender, and that Truman and other American leaders knew this but ordered the bombs used for their own nefarious purposes. It is astonishing that such hogwash is so frequently found among academics who completely ignore the Japanese side of the surrender story, which was at best stalemated in a determination to continue the conflict to a slaughter of Allied troops during the apparently inevitable invasion of the home islands. The author links the "Hiroshima cult" to the now besmirched cult of the "peaceful atom" as the solution to all energy needs.

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