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Book News Annotation:

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)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [785]-811) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679443315
Other:
Alperovitz, Gar
Other:
Tree, Sanho
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Strategy
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/WWII
Subject:
Bombardment, 1945
Subject:
Soviet Union Foreign relations United States.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Hiroshima-shi
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
1995
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xiv, 847 p.
Dimensions:
10.45x7.24x2.57 in. 2.97 lbs.

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