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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bombby Gar Alperovitz
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Alperovitz (president, Center for Economic Alternatives) examines the fateful decision of August 1945 and concludes that the US did not need to deploy the atomic bomb to win the war. He shows that Japan was close to surrender and reveals that Truman was advised of alternatives to the bomb by civilian and military advisors, pinning partial blame on incoming secretary of state James F. Byrnes, who was convinced the bomb would be an important diplomatic instrument in dealing with the Soviets. For general readers.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. -811) and index.
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