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The Resource The most controversial decision : Truman, the atomic bombs, and the defeat of Japan, Wilson D. Miscamble

The most controversial decision : Truman, the atomic bombs, and the defeat of Japan, Wilson D. Miscamble

Label
The most controversial decision : Truman, the atomic bombs, and the defeat of Japan
Title
The most controversial decision
Title remainder
Truman, the atomic bombs, and the defeat of Japan
Statement of responsibility
Wilson D. Miscamble
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores the American use of atomic bombs, and the role these weapons played in the defeat of the Japanese Empire in World War II. It focuses on President Harry S. Truman's decision making regarding this most controversial of all his decisions. The book relies on notable archival research, and the best and most recent scholarship on the subject to fashion an incisive overview that is fair and forceful in its judgments. This study addresses a subject that has been much debated among historians, and it confronts head-on the highly disputed claim that the Truman administration practiced atomic diplomacy. The book goes beyond its central historical analysis to ask whether it was morally right for the United States to use these terrible weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It also provides a balanced evaluation of the relationship between atomic weapons and the origins of the Cold War"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miscamble, Wilson D.
Dewey number
940.54/2521954
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.25.H6
LC item number
M47 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge essential histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Hiroshima-shi (Japan)
  • Nagasaki-shi (Japan)
  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • United States
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Bombardment of Hiroshima-shi (Japan : 1945)
  • Bombardment of Nagasaki-shi (Japan : 1945)
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Atomic bomb
  • Atomic bomb
  • Ethics
  • Command of troops
  • Military policy
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • United States
Label
The most controversial decision : Truman, the atomic bombs, and the defeat of Japan, Wilson D. Miscamble
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the most controversial decision -- Franklin Roosevelt, the Manhattan Project, and the development of the atomic bomb -- Harry Truman, Henry Stimson, and atomic briefings -- James F. Byrnes, the atomic bomb, and the Pacific War -- The Potsdam Conference, the Trinity test, and 'atomic diplomacy' -- Hiroshima, the Japanese, and the Soviets -- The Japanese surrender -- Necessary, but was It right? -- Byrnes, the Soviets, and the American atomic monopoly -- The atomic bomb and the origins of the Cold War
Control code
727948449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 174 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139077279
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727948449
Label
The most controversial decision : Truman, the atomic bombs, and the defeat of Japan, Wilson D. Miscamble
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the most controversial decision -- Franklin Roosevelt, the Manhattan Project, and the development of the atomic bomb -- Harry Truman, Henry Stimson, and atomic briefings -- James F. Byrnes, the atomic bomb, and the Pacific War -- The Potsdam Conference, the Trinity test, and 'atomic diplomacy' -- Hiroshima, the Japanese, and the Soviets -- The Japanese surrender -- Necessary, but was It right? -- Byrnes, the Soviets, and the American atomic monopoly -- The atomic bomb and the origins of the Cold War
Control code
727948449
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 174 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139077279
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)727948449

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