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050 4 _aD767.25.H6 -- G67 2007eb
082 0 0 _a940.54/2521954
090 _aD767.25.H6 -- G67 2007eb
100 1 _aGordin, Michael D.
245 1 0 _aFive Days in August :
_bHow World War II Became a Nuclear War
260 _aPrinceton :
_bPrinceton University Press,
_c2015.
300 _a1 online resource (231 p.)
490 0 _aeBooks on Demand
505 0 _aCover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface to the Paperback Edition; Acknowledgments; Chronology; CHAPTER 1: Endings; CHAPTER 2: Shock; CHAPTER 3: Special; CHAPTER 4: Miracle; CHAPTER 5: Papacy; CHAPTER 6: Revolution; CHAPTER 7: Beginnings; CODA: On the Scholarly Literature; Abbreviations Used in Notes; Notes; Index
520 _a Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. <i>Five Days in August</i> boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb's revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the Japanese were by the attack, and that not only had experts planned and fully anticipated the need for a third bomb, they were skeptical about whether the atomic bomb would work at all. With these ideas, Michael Gordin reorients the historical
588 _aDescription based upon print version of record.
650 4 _aAtomic bomb -- United States -- History.
650 4 _aCapitulations, Military -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
650 4 _aHiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945.
650 4 _aNagasaki-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945.
650 4 _aWorld War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
655 0 _aElectronic books.
776 0 8 _iPrint version:
_aGordin, Michael D.
_tFive Days in August : How World War II Became a Nuclear War
_dPrinceton : Princeton University Press,c2015
_z9780691168432
856 4 0 _uhttp://uttyler.eblib.com/patron/FullRecord.aspx?p=2089545
_yClick here to view this ebook.
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