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

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Prompt and utter destruction : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan
Title
Prompt and utter destruction
Title remainder
Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan
Statement of responsibility
J. Samuel Walker
Title variation
Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 roles of U.S.-Soviet relations and of American domestic politics. In this new edition, Walker takes into account recent scholarship on the topic, including new information on the Japanese decision to surrender. He has also revised the book to place more emphasis on the effect of the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in convincing the emperor and his advisers to quit the war."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
FYQ
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Walker, J. Samuel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.25.H6
LC item number
W355 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Atomic bomb
  • United States
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Truman, Harry S
Label
Prompt and utter destruction : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan, J. Samuel Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • categorical choice?.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • most terrible weapon ever known.
  • p. 7
  • 3.
  • prospects for victory, June 1945.
  • p. 20
  • 4.
  • Paths to victory.
  • p. 35
  • 5.
  • Truman and the bomb at Potsdam.
  • p. 53
  • 6.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • p. 75
  • 7.
  • Hiroshima in history.
  • p. 98
  • Chronology : key events of 1945 relating to the Pacific War.
  • p. 111
Control code
ocm57582981
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xv, 142 p.
Isbn
9780807856079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Prompt and utter destruction : Truman and the use of atomic bombs against Japan, J. Samuel Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-136) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • categorical choice?.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • most terrible weapon ever known.
  • p. 7
  • 3.
  • prospects for victory, June 1945.
  • p. 20
  • 4.
  • Paths to victory.
  • p. 35
  • 5.
  • Truman and the bomb at Potsdam.
  • p. 53
  • 6.
  • Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • p. 75
  • 7.
  • Hiroshima in history.
  • p. 98
  • Chronology : key events of 1945 relating to the Pacific War.
  • p. 111
Control code
ocm57582981
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. ed.
Extent
xv, 142 p.
Isbn
9780807856079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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