Hiroshima: why America dropped the atomic bomb

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Little, Brown, and Co.,
Pub. Date:
1995.
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First paperback edition.
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English
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The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, yet this controversial question remains unresolved. At the time, General Dwight Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, and chief of staff Admiral William Leahy all agreed that an atomic attack on Japanese cities was unnecessary. All of them believed that Japan had already been beaten and that the war would soon end. Was the bomb dropped to end the war more quickly? Or did it herald the start of the Cold War? In his probing new study, prizewinning historian Ronald Takaki explores these factors and more. He considers the cultural context of race - the ways in which stereotypes of the Japanese influenced public opinion and policymakers - and also probes the human dimension. Relying on top secret military reports, diaries, and personal letters, Takaki relates international policies to the individuals involved: Los Alamos director J. Robert Oppenheimer, Secretary of State James Byrnes, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, and others... but above all, Harry Truman.
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subject_facetAtomic bomb -- United States -- History
HISTORY / Military / World War II
Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945
Strategy
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States
title_displayHiroshima : why America dropped the atomic bomb
title_fullHiroshima : why America dropped the atomic bomb / Ronald Takaki
title_shortHiroshima
title_subwhy America dropped the atomic bomb
topic_facetAtomic bomb
Campaigns
History
Politics and government
Strategy
World War, 1939-1945