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Five days in August : how World War II became a nuclear war, Michael D. Gordin

Label
Five days in August : how World War II became a nuclear war
Title
Five days in August
Title remainder
how World War II became a nuclear war
Statement of responsibility
Michael D. Gordin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb's revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the Japanese were by the attack, and that not only had experts planned and fully anticipated the need for a third bomb, they were skeptical about whether the atomic bomb would work at all. With these ideas, Michael Gordin reorients the historical and contemporary conversation about the A-bomb and World War II."-- book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gordin, Michael D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
  • Atomic bomb
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Capitulations, Military
Label
Five days in August : how World War II became a nuclear war, Michael D. Gordin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-193) and index
Contents
  • Special
  • ch. 4.
  • Miracle
  • ch. 5.
  • Papacy
  • ch. 6.
  • Revolution
  • ch. 7.
  • Beginnings
  • Coda : On the scholarly literature
  • List of illustrations
  • Abbreviations used in notes
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chronology
  • ch. 1.
  • Endings
  • ch. 2.
  • Shock
  • ch. 3.
Control code
ocm70630623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 209 p.
Isbn
9780691128184
Lccn
2006049337
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Five days in August : how World War II became a nuclear war, Michael D. Gordin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-193) and index
Contents
  • Special
  • ch. 4.
  • Miracle
  • ch. 5.
  • Papacy
  • ch. 6.
  • Revolution
  • ch. 7.
  • Beginnings
  • Coda : On the scholarly literature
  • List of illustrations
  • Abbreviations used in notes
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chronology
  • ch. 1.
  • Endings
  • ch. 2.
  • Shock
  • ch. 3.
Control code
ocm70630623
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 209 p.
Isbn
9780691128184
Lccn
2006049337
Other physical details
ill., maps

Library Locations

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      53.403069 -2.963723
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