The Decision to Drop the Bomb

The Decision to Drop the Bomb

"Chronicle of events leading up to the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August, 1945, based in part on interviews with cabinet officers, military leaders and scientists who had a part in the decision."--

Author: Len Giovannitti

Publisher: New York : Coward-McCann

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004007691

Category: Atomic bomb

Page: 348

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"Chronicle of events leading up to the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in August, 1945, based in part on interviews with cabinet officers, military leaders and scientists who had a part in the decision."--
Categories: Atomic bomb

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

This book is a balanced account of the political, diplomatic, and military currents that influenced Japan's attempts to surrender and the United States's decision to drop the atomic bombs.

Author: Dennis Wainstock

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275954757

Category: History

Page: 180

View: 928

This book is a balanced account of the political, diplomatic, and military currents that influenced Japan's attempts to surrender and the United States's decision to drop the atomic bombs. Based on extensive research in both the United States and Japan, this book allows the reader to follow the parallel decision-making in Tokyo and Washington that contributed to lost opportunities that might have allowed a less brutal conclusion to the war. Topics discussed and analyzed include Japan's desperate military situation; its decision to look to the Soviet Union to mediate the conflict; the Manhattan Project; the debates within Truman's Administration and the armed forces as to whether to modify unconditional surrender terms to include retention of Emperor Hirohito and whether to plan for the invasion of Japan's home islands or to rely instead on blockade and bombing to force the surrender.
Categories: History

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

Reconstructs the events leading up to the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945

Author: Gar Alperovitz

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 067976285X

Category: History

Page: 847

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Reconstructs the events leading up to the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945
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The Decision to Drop the Bomb

The Decision to Drop the Bomb

This book, first published in 1967, examines the circumstances that led to the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan.

Author: Len Giovannitti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 103204795X

Category:

Page: 346

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This book, first published in 1967, examines the circumstances and events that led to the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan, devastating Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The death of President Roosevelt three weeks before the end of the European war led to an incoming President, Truman, who had heard nothing of the project before taking office. He and his advisers had no precedents to guide them as they considered what to do, and withing their closely drawn circle there were genuine differences of opinion about the use of atomic weapons. This book traces the course of the discussions between the politicians and their technical advisers, the part played by personal relationships, and the attempt by some of the scientists to stop the bomb being used without warning. In addition, it supplies a thorough analysis of developments abroad, and in particular the situation in Japan. It shows that the debate in Washington and the atomic plants was careful and wide-ranging, and that issues are no less complex for being supremely important. The result is to provide both a study of decision-making and a valuable contribution to our understanding of the closing months of the Second World War.
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The US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

The US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

Others disagreed. The US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb explores the perspectives of those who were involved in the decision to drop the bombs.

Author: A. R. Carser

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781098210595

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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During the summer of 1945, World War II was still raging. Japan refused to surrender. Many US officials thought the best solution to save lives and end the war early was to drop an atomic bomb on Japan. Others disagreed. The US Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb explores the perspectives of those who were involved in the decision to drop the bombs. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Most Controversial Decision

The Most Controversial Decision

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 ...

Author: Wilson D. Miscamble

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052173536X

Category: History

Page: 192

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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 incisive overview that is fair and forceful in its judgments. This study addresses a subject that has been much debated among historians, and it confronts head-on the highly disputed claim that the Truman administration practiced "atomic diplomacy." The book goes beyond its central historical analysis to ask whether it was morally right for the United States to use these terrible weapons against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It also provides a balanced evaluation of the relationship between atomic weapons and the origins of the Cold War.
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The Manhattan Project and the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb The Essential Reference Guide

The Manhattan Project and the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb  The Essential Reference Guide

This invaluable resource offers students a comprehensive overview of the Manhattan Project and the decision to drop the atomic bomb, with more than 80 in-depth articles on a variety of topics and dozens of key primary source documents.

Author: Aaron Barlow

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440859441

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 789

This invaluable resource offers students a comprehensive overview of the Manhattan Project and the decision to drop the atomic bomb, with more than 80 in-depth articles on a variety of topics and dozens of key primary source documents. Provides an important resource for understanding the decision-making process and programs that led to the successful development of the atomic bomb Offers readers the critical material to understand the controversial decision by President Harry Truman to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Provides an A through Z review of all the key reference content needed to form the complete picture of the Manhattan Project Introduces readers to many of the key primary source documents related to the Manhattan Project and the atomic bomb
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The Order to Drop the Atomic Bomb 1945

The Order to Drop the Atomic Bomb  1945

Over half a century later, countries around the globe are still dealing with the lasting effects of this decision. Some of these are physical reminders of the chaos and destruction.

Author: Kaitlyn Duling

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502636218

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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On August 6, 1945, the course of world history changed forever with the dropping of an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Over half a century later, countries around the globe are still dealing with the lasting effects of this decision. Some of these are physical reminders of the chaos and destruction. Elsewhere, politicians, diplomats, and ordinary citizens continue to grapple with the issue of nuclear weapons and warfare. Through photographs, stories, and documents, this in-depth exploration of the order to drop the bomb offers a detailed look at the events that kicked off the nuclear age.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Decision to Drop the Bomb

The Decision to Drop the Bomb

He had to decide whether to use the atomic bomb as a weapon against Japan.This complete Volume 2 includes multiple digital items about the Decision to Drop the Bomb.

Author: Hershel Herzberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 1794246568

Category:

Page: 44

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Are you Searching for Engaging and Enriching History Curriculum for your Students?Plays About History can be the solution!A play has a story that has a beginning that elicits an expectation, a middle that often confounds, and an end that addresses the expectation.A play offers opportunities to determine intention and action.Plays possess the power of reality itself. Plays enliven people from the past as complex individuals who have fears, failures, wishes, and values. Plays provide an experience.Plays kindle feelings for people who inhabited the past and influenced the present. Plays foster growth of historical imagination, understanding, and sympathy.How to Use Plays About HistorySelect a play appropriate to the topic under study. Select student actors, provide rehearsal, and prep time. Also, allow actors to discuss the play before the performance.Minimize distractions by having students put aside papers, books, and pens and to remain quiet.Give a brief introduction to the play before students perform the play. Indicate the controversy of dissonance presented by the play.Have students perform the play with lots of expressions and really get into the roles. (Dramatic animation)Discuss the various issues presented by the play. (See specific questions and general questions)Engage students in follow-up activities that relate to the play. (See suggested activities following each play)The Decision to Drop The Bomb: When Germany surrendered to the Allied forces unconditionally on May 8, 1945, V-E Day, the U.S. and its allies turned their full attention to fighting the Japanese who were fighting ferociously on the mainland of Asia and even more fanatically on the Islands of the Pacific. Three major Naval battles in Pacific, The Coral Seas 1942, Midway 1942 and Leyte Gulf 1944 had already substantially reduced the fighting power of the Japanese Navy and its ability to protect merchant fleet necessary for the island nation's survival. Franklin Roosevelt, the President who authorized the atomic bombs secret development, died on April 12, 1945 and his new Vice-President, Harry S. Truman, became the President. He had to decide whether to use the atomic bomb as a weapon against Japan.This complete Volume 2 includes multiple digital items about the Decision to Drop the Bomb. Each section of the volume comes with Goals and Objectives, Background, Discussion Questions, Cast of Characters, and the Play.
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Hiroshima

Hiroshima

The US decision to drop an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 remains one of the most controversial events of the twentieth century.

Author: Andrew J. Rotter

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191577918

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 988

The US decision to drop an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945 remains one of the most controversial events of the twentieth century. However, the controversy over the rights and wrongs of dropping the bomb has tended to obscure a number of fundamental and sobering truths about the development of this fearsome weapon. The principle of killing thousands of enemy civilians from the air was already well established by 1945 and had been practised on numerous occasions by both sides during the Second World War. Moreover, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was conceived and built by an international community of scientists, not just by the Americans. Other nations (including Japan and Germany) were also developing atomic bombs in the first half of the 1940s, albeit hapharzardly. Indeed, it is difficult to imagine any combatant nation foregoing the use of the bomb during the war had it been able to obtain one. The international team of scientists organized by the Americans just got there first. As this fascinating new history shows, the bomb dropped by a US pilot that hot August morning in 1945 was in many ways the world's offspring, in both a technological and a moral sense. And it was the world that would have to face its consequences, strategically, diplomatically, and culturally, in the years ahead.
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Atomic Enders of the War

Atomic Enders of the War

Another short serial by avid military historian Jared William Carter who asks the question if America was right to drop the bomb on Hiroshima on the 70th Anniversary of when the bomb was dropped.

Author: Jared William Carter

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 9781468958515

Category: History

Page:

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Another short serial by avid military historian Jared William Carter who asks the question if America was right to drop the bomb on Hiroshima on the 70th Anniversary of when the bomb was dropped.
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What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima

What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima

In a thoughtful account of these history-changing events, Jess Brallier explains the leadup to the bombing, what the terrible results of it were, and how the threat of atomic war has colored world events since.

Author: Jess Brallier

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781524792671

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Hiroshima is where the first atomic bomb was dropped. Now readers will learn the reasons why and what it's meant for the world ever since. By August 1945, World War II was over in Europe, but the fighting continued between American forces and the Japanese, who were losing but determined to fight till the bitter end. And so it fell to a new president--Harry S. Truman--to make the fateful decision to drop two atomic bombs--one on Hiroshima and one on Nagasaki--and bring the war to rapid close. Now, even seventy years later, can anyone know if this was the right choice? In a thoughtful account of these history-changing events, Jess Brallier explains the leadup to the bombing, what the terrible results of it were, and how the threat of atomic war has colored world events since.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Enola Gay and the Court of History

Enola Gay and the Court of History

The book offers the final word on the debate over Truman's decision to drop the bomb.

Author: Robert P. Newman

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820470716

Category: History

Page: 201

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In this hard-hitting, thoroughly researched, and crisply argued book, award-winning historian Robert P. Newman offers a fresh perspective on the dispute over President Truman's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan in World War II. Newman's argument centers on the controversy that erupted around the National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) exhibit of Enola Gay in 1995. Newman explores the tremendous challenges that NASM faced when trying to construct a narrative that would satisfy American veterans and the Japanese, as well as accurately reflect the current historical research on both the period and the bomb. His full-scale investigation of the historical dispute results in a compelling story of how and why our views about the bombing of Japan have evolved since its occurrence. Enola Gay and the Court of History is compulsory reading for all those interested in the history of the Pacific war, the morality of war, and the failed NASM exhibition. The book offers the final word on the debate over Truman's decision to drop the bomb.
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Were the A Bombs Necessary

Were the A Bombs Necessary

Japan still claims America was the aggressor in this confl ict. As late as 1970, their Prime Minister has denied their military committed certain atrocities. This book will state otherwise!

Author: William Ervin Keener

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477134863

Category: History

Page: 58

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The news media reminds us from time to remember Pearl Harbor! How could we forget? The loss of life was hard to comprehend. Later, the facts become distorted by questioning the decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Where does this end? How do we rationalize the drteadful sequence of events? The united States has coped with the slings and arrows launched against us. We were not the aggressor in this fi ght -- Japan was! They never declared war until they had invaded a nation or an island with a massive army. The author has presented a look at Japan before their conquests to occupy and rule throughout the Western Pacifi c. He has provided the reader with our plan to conquer this foe prior to the dropping of the A-Bombs, the surrender and a look at the War Crimes Trials. Japan still claims America was the aggressor in this confl ict. As late as 1970, their Prime Minister has denied their military committed certain atrocities. This book will state otherwise!
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African Americans Against the Bomb

African Americans Against the Bomb

Now for the first time, African Americans Against the Bomb tells the compelling story of those black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament by connecting the nuclear issue with the fight for racial equality.

Author: Vincent J. Intondi

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804793483

Category: History

Page: 224

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Well before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb. Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti-nuclear movement, yet they were some of the first citizens to protest Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Now for the first time, African Americans Against the Bomb tells the compelling story of those black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament by connecting the nuclear issue with the fight for racial equality. Intondi shows that from early on, blacks in America saw the use of atomic bombs as a racial issue, asking why such enormous resources were being spent building nuclear arms instead of being used to improve impoverished communities. Black activists' fears that race played a role in the decision to deploy atomic bombs only increased when the U.S. threatened to use nuclear weapons in Korea in the 1950s and Vietnam a decade later. For black leftists in Popular Front groups, the nuclear issue was connected to colonialism: the U.S. obtained uranium from the Belgian controlled Congo and the French tested their nuclear weapons in the Sahara. By expanding traditional research in the history of the nuclear disarmament movement to look at black liberals, clergy, artists, musicians, and civil rights leaders, Intondi reveals the links between the black freedom movement in America and issues of global peace. From Langston Hughes through Lorraine Hansberry to President Obama, African Americans Against the Bomb offers an eye-opening account of the continuous involvement of African Americans who recognized that the rise of nuclear weapons was a threat to the civil rights of all people.
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