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The Resource Hiroshima : why America dropped the atomic bomb, Ronald Takaki

Hiroshima : why America dropped the atomic bomb, Ronald Takaki

Label
Hiroshima : why America dropped the atomic bomb
Title
Hiroshima
Title remainder
why America dropped the atomic bomb
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Takaki
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In his probing new study, prizewinning historian Ronald Takaki explores these factors and more. He considers the cultural context of race - the ways in which stereotypes of the Japanese influenced public opinion and policymakers - and also probes the human dimension. Relying on top secret military reports, diaries, and personal letters, Takaki relates international policies to the individuals involved: Los Alamos director J. Robert Oppenheimer, Secretary of State James Byrnes, Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, and others ... but above all, Harry Truman
  • The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, yet this controversial question remains unresolved. At the time, General Dwight Eisenhower, General Douglas MacArthur, and chief of staff Admiral William Leahy all agreed that an atomic attack on Japanese cities was unnecessary. All of them believed that Japan had already been beaten and that the war would soon end. Was the bomb dropped to end the war more quickly? Or did it herald the start of the Cold War?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Takaki, Ronald T.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Atomic bomb
  • Strategy
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • United States
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
Label
Hiroshima : why America dropped the atomic bomb, Ronald Takaki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-183) 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
  • 5.
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor
  • 6.
  • Where the buck stopped
  • 7.
  • Hiroshima : faces of war and humanity
  • Notes
  • Index
  • 1. "A
  • past that is not even past"
  • 2.
  • "Several suns in midday"
  • 3.
  • To save "half a million" American lives
  • 4. The
  • "overriding concern" : two schools of thought
Control code
32312225
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
193 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316831222
Lccn
95013546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1671553
Label
Hiroshima : why America dropped the atomic bomb, Ronald Takaki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [153]-183) 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
  • 5.
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor
  • 6.
  • Where the buck stopped
  • 7.
  • Hiroshima : faces of war and humanity
  • Notes
  • Index
  • 1. "A
  • past that is not even past"
  • 2.
  • "Several suns in midday"
  • 3.
  • To save "half a million" American lives
  • 4. The
  • "overriding concern" : two schools of thought
Control code
32312225
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
193 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316831222
Lccn
95013546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1671553

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