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The decision to use the atomic bomb and the architecture of an American myth, Gar Alperovitz, with assistance of Sanho Tree ... [et al.]

Label
The decision to use the atomic bomb and the architecture of an American myth
Title
The decision to use the atomic bomb and the architecture of an American myth
Statement of responsibility
Gar Alperovitz, with assistance of Sanho Tree ... [et al.]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • One of the most controversial issues absorbing America today: Was it necessary to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Fifty years after the fateful summer of 1945, we are still debating Harry Truman's decision. Now, in an exhaustive, thoroughly documented study of the events of that time, Gar Alperovitz makes plain why the United States did not need to deploy the bomb, how Truman was advised of alternatives to it by nearly every civilian and military adviser, and how his final decision was later justified by what amounted to a deception - the claim that the action saved half a million to a million American soldiers who might otherwise have died in an invasion
  • Alperovitz demonstrates that Japan was close to surrender, that it was profoundly threatened by the prospect of Soviet entry into the war, and that American leaders knew the end was near. Military commanders like Eisenhower, Arnold, and Leahy saw no need to use the bomb; most of Truman's key Cabinet members urged a clarification of the position of Japan's Emperor to speed surrender. But the inexperienced president listened most intently to his incoming secretary of state, James F. Byrnes, and Byrnes was convinced the bomb would be an important diplomatic instrument in dealing with the Soviets
Dewey number
940.54/25
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.2
LC item number
.A5 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The decision to use the atomic bomb and the architecture of an American myth, Gar Alperovitz, with assistance of Sanho Tree ... [et al.]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [785]-811) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
  • glg
Control code
000011603579
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 847 p.
Isbn
9780679443315
Lccn
95008778
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b16813066
System control number
  • rmr7075593
  • (OCoLC)32347917

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