The Resource Truman and the Hiroshima cult, Robert P. Newman

Truman and the Hiroshima cult, Robert P. Newman

Label
Truman and the Hiroshima cult
Title
Truman and the Hiroshima cult
Statement of responsibility
Robert P. Newman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Yet, Newman goes further in his discussion, seeking the reasons why so much hostility has been generated by what happened in the skies over Hiroshima and Nagasaki in early August 1945. The source of discontent, he concludes, is a "cult" that has grown up in the United States since the 1960s. It was weaned on the disillusionment spawned by concerns about a military industrial complex, American duplicity and failure in the Vietnam War, and a mistrust of government following Watergate. The cult has a shrine, a holy day, a distinctive rhetoric of victimization, various items of scripture and, in Japan, support from a powerful Marxist constituency
  • 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 Robert Newman puts forward in his controversial new study of World War II's end, Truman and the Hiroshima Cult. Simply stated, Newman argues that Truman made a sensible military decision. As commander in chief, he was concerned with ending a devastating and costly war as quickly as possible and with saving millions of lives
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
940.54/25
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.25.N3
LC item number
N48 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Michigan State University Press rhetoric and public affairs series
Label
Truman and the Hiroshima cult, Robert P. Newman
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-261) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Why Did Truman Drop the Bomb? -- 2. Was Japan Ready to Surrender? -- 3. Was the Policy of Unconditional Surrender Justified? -- 4. Why No Warning or Demonstration? -- 5. Was a Second Bomb Necessary to End the War? -- 6. Was Dropping these Bombs Morally Justified? -- 7. Why Has the "Japan-as-Victim" Myth Been So Attractive? -- 8. What if the Bomb Had Not Been Used?
Control code
ocn604119024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 272 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870139406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6xtjj2
Publisher number
MWT11404999
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b33791776
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)604119024
  • acls0870139401
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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