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Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of World War II
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 11, 2008
Pages 395
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307275806
ISBN-10 0307275809
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.82 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: World War II was the quintessential “good war.” It was not, however, a conflict free of moral ambiguity, painful dilemmas, and unavoidable compromises. Was the bombing of civilian populations in Germany and Japan justified? Were the Nuremberg and Tokyo war crimes trials legally scrupulous? What is the legacy bequeathed to the world by Hiroshima? With wisdom and clarity, Michael Bess brings a fresh eye to these difficult questions and others, arguing eloquently against the binaries of honor and dishonor, pride and shame, and points instead toward a nuanced reckoning with one of the most pivotal conflicts in human history.

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About: Examines the era of World War II from the perspective of moral considerations and their implications as they reflect military action on every level, reassessing such issues as the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the use of the atomic bomb.
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (March 11, 2008)
9780307275806 | details & prices | 395 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.82 lbs | List price $18.00
About: World War II was the quintessential “good war.
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