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The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb

The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb by Michael Kort
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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.
Columbia University Press; June 2012
456 pages; ISBN 9780231527583
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Title: The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb
Author: Michael Kort
 
ISBNs
0231527586
9780231130165
9780231527583