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The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb
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Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Publication date March 15, 2007
Pages 435
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780231130165
ISBN-10 0231130163
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $60.00
Other format details university press
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Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II.

Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.



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