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Prompt and utter destruction: : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan, J. Samuel Walker, (ebook)

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Prompt and utter destruction: : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan
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Prompt and utter destruction:
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Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan
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J. Samuel Walker
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eng
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In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time, Walker evaluates the options available for ending the war with Japan. In this new edition, Walker incorporates a decade of new research--mostly from Japanese archives only recently made available--that provides fresh insight on the strategic considerations that led to dropping the bomb. From the debate about whether to invade or continue the conventional bombing of Japan to Tokyo's agonizing deliberations over surrender and the effects of both low- and high-level radiation exposure, Walker continues to shed light on one of the most earthshaking moments in history. Rising above an often polemical debate, the third edition presents an accessible synthesis of previous work and new research to help make sense of the events that ushered in the atomic age
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Midwest
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Walker, J. Samuel
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940.54/252
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non fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Atomic bomb
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • Truman, Harry S
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adult
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Prompt and utter destruction: : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan, J. Samuel Walker, (ebook)
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9781469628981
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MWT11720145
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11720145
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MWT11720145
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Prompt and utter destruction: : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan, J. Samuel Walker, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469628981
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720145
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720145
System control number
MWT11720145
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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