The Resource Weapons for victory : the Hiroshima decision fifty years later, Robert James Maddox

Weapons for victory : the Hiroshima decision fifty years later, Robert James Maddox

Label
Weapons for victory : the Hiroshima decision fifty years later
Title
Weapons for victory
Title remainder
the Hiroshima decision fifty years later
Statement of responsibility
Robert James Maddox
Title variation
Weapons for victory
Title variation remainder
the Hiroshima decision
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On the morning of August 6, 1945, the American B-29 Enola Gay released an atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. On August 9 another bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Fifty years have passed since these catastrophic events, and the bombings still remain highly controversial. The official justification for using these weapons was that they prevented enormous losses on both sides by avoiding an Allied invasion of Japan. Many diplomatic historians, however, have asserted that the bombings were unnecessary. One extreme argument is that Truman knew the Japanese were ready to surrender but wanted to use the bombs to intimidate the Soviet Union. Robert Maddox examines all these claims in Weapons for Victory as he strives to dispel the many myths that have been accepted as fact. In addition to Maddox's valuable recasting of the circumstances leading to the bombings, he also confronts the proposed Smithsonian Enola Gay exhibit with careful historical analysis
Dewey number
940.54/25
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.25.H6
LC item number
M23 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Weapons for victory : the Hiroshima decision fifty years later, Robert James Maddox
Publication
Note
Paperback edition published in 2004 with slightly shortened sub-title
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Control code
000011661128
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
215 p.
Isbn
9780826210371
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95020129
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.b17146276
System control number
  • rmr7414365
  • (OCoLC)32549398

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