The Most Controversial Decision: Truman, the Atomic Bombs, and the Defeat of Japan (Cambridge Essential Histories)
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 inci...more
In general, discussions of the use of t ...more
Using detailed intercepts from the above top secret MAGIC and ULTRA intercepts of the Japanese diplomatic and military codes it is UNDENIABLE that Japan was never on the verge of surrender in July 1945. It is revisionist history and a willingness to suspend belief from those so morally against using weapons of any kind that believes otherwise.
In addition the proceedings of the Japanese Coun ...more
It is also admittedly written by a proponent of the traditional position on the decision to drop the atomic bomb. The summary is a good one, although like some critics I have found in journals, the chapter on "Necessary, but was it Right?" is at the least too short, at the most contradicto ...more
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about the atomic bomb and the reasons behin ...more
1. Truman didn't use the bomb as a diplomatic tool against the Soviet Union.
2. Truman didn't use the bomb as a diplomatic tool against the Soviet Union.
3. Some stuff happened with Japan, whatevs.
4. Truman didn't use the bomb as a diplomatic tool against the Soviet Union.
Miscamble probably wanted to provide different information than the usual death and destruction of the atomic bombs, but repeatedly saying that Truma ...more