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Author Miscamble, Wilson D., 1953-

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

Publ Info New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCRI-Warwick  D767.25 .H6 M47 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  D767.25.H6 M47 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  D767.25.H6 M47 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xii, 174 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Cambridge essential histories
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
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
LC subject Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Moral and ethical aspects
Nagasaki-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945 -- Moral and ethical aspects
Atomic bomb -- History
Atomic bomb -- Moral and ethical aspects
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 -- Military leadership
United States -- Military policy -- Decision making
ISBN 9780521514194 (hardback)
0521514193 (hardback)
9780521735360 (paperback)
052173536X (paperback)