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Before the Bomb

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Almost forgotten in the haze of events that followed Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the summer of 1945 witnessed an intense public debate over how best to end the war against Japan. Weary of fighting, the American people were determined to defeat the imperial power that had so viciously attacked them in December 1941, but they were uncertain of the best means to accomplish this g ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 23rd 1996 by University Press of Kentucky
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May 27, 2015 Andre rated it liked it
This book was overall pretty informative, however I do have my reservations about it as certain information was missing and I cannot really understand why.
I think this book is a good source, among others, regarding the American attitudes towards the Japanese during World War II in the United States itself and not in the Pacific.
And considered how little many Americans know about this part of the USA's history I think books like these are still important; to many if not most it seems to be inconc
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
The book talks about how Americans viewed Germans and Japanese. Americans tended to separate what they termed good and bad Germans. It was the bad Germans who were responsible for the persecution of the Jews and other Nazi atrocities, but the good Germans were not really involved in any of that.

Japanese were not divided into two separate groups, though, one of the reasons possibly being that the victims of Japanese atrocities were sometimes Americans. A noted historian, Allan Nevins, said: "Prob
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