Prompt and Utter Destruction

Prompt and Utter Destruction
Author: J. Samuel Walker
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2009-06
ISBN: 1442994754
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prompt and Utter Destruction Book Excerpt:

In this eye-opening expose, Edward T. Haslam presents evidence of a complex web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination.

Prompt and Utter Destruction Third Edition

Prompt and Utter Destruction  Third Edition
Author: J. Samuel Walker
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-06-27
ISBN: 1469628988
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prompt and Utter Destruction Third Edition Book Excerpt:

In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time, Walker evaluates the options available for ending the war with Japan. In this new edition, Walker incorporates a decade of new research--mostly from Japanese archives only recently made available--that provides fresh insight on the strategic considerations that led to dropping the bomb. From the debate about whether to invade or continue the conventional bombing of Japan to Tokyo's agonizing deliberations over surrender and the effects of both low- and high-level radiation exposure, Walker continues to shed light on one of the most earthshaking moments in history. Rising above an often polemical debate, the third edition presents an accessible synthesis of previous work and new research to help make sense of the events that ushered in the atomic age.

Prompt and Utter Destruction

Prompt and Utter Destruction
Author: J. Samuel Walker
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2009-06-24
ISBN: 1442994762
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prompt and Utter Destruction Book Excerpt:

In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time, Walker evaluates the roles of U.S.-Soviet relations and of American domestic politics. In this new edition, Walker takes into account recent scholarship on the topic, including new information on the Japanese decision to surrender. He has also revised the book to place more emphasis on the effect of the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in convincing the emperor and his advisers to quit the war. Rising above an often polemical debate, Walker presents an accessible synthesis of previous work and an important, original contribution to our understanding of the events that ushered in the atomic age. J. Samuel Walker, historian of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has published six other books on the history of American foreign policy and the history of nuclear energy.

Prompt and Utter Destruction

Prompt and Utter Destruction
Author: J Samuel Walker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2009-06-24
ISBN: 9780369304315
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prompt and Utter Destruction Book Excerpt:

In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time, Walker evaluates the roles of U.S.-Soviet relations and of American domestic politics. In this new edition, Walker takes into account recent scholarship on the topic, including new information on the Japanese decision to surrender. He has also revised the book to place more emphasis on the effect of the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in convincing the emperor and his advisers to quit the war. Rising above an often polemical debate, Walker presents an accessible synthesis of previous work and an important, original contribution to our understanding of the events that ushered in the atomic age. J. Samuel Walker, historian of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has published six other books on the history of American foreign policy and the history of nuclear energy.

Prompt and Utter Destruction

Prompt and Utter Destruction
Author: J. Samuel Walker
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2009-06-24
ISBN: 1442994746
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prompt and Utter Destruction Book Excerpt:

In this concise account of why America used atomic bombs against Japan in 1945, J. Samuel Walker analyzes the reasons behind President Truman's most controversial decision. Delineating what was known and not known by American leaders at the time, Walker evaluates the roles of U.S.-Soviet relations and of American domestic politics. In this new edition, Walker takes into account recent scholarship on the topic, including new information on the Japanese decision to surrender. He has also revised the book to place more emphasis on the effect of the Soviet invasion of Manchuria in convincing the emperor and his advisers to quit the war. Rising above an often polemical debate, Walker presents an accessible synthesis of previous work and an important, original contribution to our understanding of the events that ushered in the atomic age. J. Samuel Walker, historian of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has published six other books on the history of American foreign policy and the history of nuclear energy.

Japan 1945

Japan 1945
Author: Clayton Chun
Publsiher: Osprey Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2008-10-21
ISBN: 9781846032844
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Japan 1945 Book Excerpt:

In this 200th Campaign series title Clayton Chun examines the final stages of World War II (1939-1945) as the Allies debated how to bring about the surrender of Japan. Chun not only describes the actual events but also analyzes the possible operations to capture the Japanese mainland which were never implemented. He details Operation Downfall (the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands) and its two-phased approach. Firstly Operation Olympic would see the invasion of Kyushu, followed by Operation Coronet which would see the invasion of the area around Tokyo. Chun goes on to examine exactly why these plans were never implemented, including Allied fears that both military and civilian casualties would be terrible and would result in a long, drawn out war of attrition. He then goes on to examine the horrific alternative to military invasion - the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear weapons - which made the Allied threat of "prompt and utter destruction" a reality. With a series of illustrations, including detailed diagrams of the atomic bombs, a depiction of the different stages of the explosions and maps of the original invasion plans, this book provides a unique perspective of a key event in world history.

Atomic Age America

Atomic Age America
Author: Martin V. Melosi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 131550975X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atomic Age America Book Excerpt:

Atomic Age America looks at the broad influence of atomic energy¿focusing particularly on nuclear weapons and nuclear power¿on the lives of Americans within a world context. The text examines the social, political, diplomatic, environmental, and technical impacts of atomic energy on the 20th and 21st centuries, with a look back to the origins of atomic theory.

America s Cold War

America s Cold War
Author: Campbell Craig,Fredrik Logevall
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN: 0674247345
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Cold War Book Excerpt:

“A creative, carefully researched, and incisive analysis of U.S. strategy during the long struggle against the Soviet Union.” —Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy “Craig and Logevall remind us that American foreign policy is decided as much by domestic pressures as external threats. America's Cold War is history at its provocative best.” —Mark Atwood Lawrence, author of The Vietnam War The Cold War dominated world affairs during the half century following World War II. America prevailed, but only after fifty years of grim international struggle, costly wars in Korea and Vietnam, trillions of dollars in military spending, and decades of nuclear showdowns. Was all of that necessary? In this new edition of their landmark history, Campbell Craig and Fredrik Logevall include recent scholarship on the Cold War, the Reagan and Bush administrations, and the collapse of the Soviet regime and expand their discussion of the nuclear revolution and origins of the Vietnam War to advance their original argument: that America’s response to a very real Soviet threat gave rise to a military and political system in Washington that is addicted to insecurity and the endless pursuit of enemies to destroy. America’s Cold War speaks vividly to debates about forever wars and threat inflation at the center of American politics today.

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Author: Manhattan Engineer District
Publsiher: Blurb
Total Pages: 62
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN: 9780368432699
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Book Excerpt:

During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively. The United States dropped the bombs after obtaining the consent of the United Kingdom, as required by the Quebec Agreement. The two bombings killed 129,000-226,000 people, most of whom were civilians. They remain the only use of nuclear weapons in the history of armed conflict. In the final year of the war, the Allies prepared for what was anticipated to be a very costly invasion of the Japanese mainland. This undertaking was preceded by a conventional and firebombing campaign that devastated 67 Japanese cities. The war in Europe had concluded when Germany signed its instrument of surrender on May 8, 1945. As the Allies turned their full attention to the Pacific War, the Japanese faced the same fate. The Allies called for the unconditional surrender of the Imperial Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, 1945-the alternative being "prompt and utter destruction." The Japanese ignored the ultimatum and the war continued. This book, The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki tells the full story.

Is History Fiction

Is History Fiction
Author: Ann Curthoys,John Docker
Publsiher: UNSW Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1742240011
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is History Fiction Book Excerpt:

The relationship between history and fiction has always been a controversial one. Can we ever know that a historical narrative is giving us a true account of what actually happened? Provocative and fascinating, this book is an original and insightful examination of the ways in which history is—and might be—written. It traces History’s doubleness and divided nature, beginning with its founding figures, Herodotus and Thucydides, right up to the key figures of historical reflection, such as Friedrich Nietzsche, Benedetto Croce, Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault and Hayden White. The authors explore the challenges posed by postmodernism to history and the literary conventions of most historical writing. In this second edition they bring their history of history up to the present in their study of the History Wars and new approaches to world history and environmental history.

MacArthur s Air Force

MacArthur   s Air Force
Author: Bill Yenne
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-19
ISBN: 1472833228
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

MacArthur s Air Force Book Excerpt:

General Douglas MacArthur is one of the towering figures of World War II, and indeed of the twentieth century, but his leadership of the second largest air force in the USAAF is often overlooked. When World War II ended, the three numbered air forces (the Fifth, Thirteenth and Seventh) under his command possessed 4,004 combat aircraft, 433 reconnaissance aircraft and 922 transports. After being humbled by the Japanese in the Philippines in 1942, MacArthur and his air chief General George Kenney rebuilt the US aerial presence in the Pacific, helping Allied naval and ground forces to push back the Japanese Air Force, re-take the Philippines, and carry the war north towards the Home Islands. Following the end of World War II MacArthur was the highest military and political authority in Japan, and at the outbreak of the Korean War in June 1950 he was named as Commander in Chief, United Nations Command. In the ten months of his command his Far East Air Forces increased dramatically and saw the first aerial combat between jet fighters. Written by award-winning aviation historian Bill Yenne, this engrossing book traces the journey of American air forces in the Pacific under General MacArthur's command, from their lowly beginnings to their eventual triumph over Imperial Japan, followed by their entry into the jet age in the skies over Korea.

The Day that Shook America

The Day that Shook America
Author: J. Samuel Walker
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9780700632619
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Day that Shook America Book Excerpt:

"The 9/11 disaster is one of the most important stories in all of American history, and The Day That Shook America tells the whole story, from causes to consequences, in a concise and compelling way. Covering both government policy and human impact, and drawing on extensive oral histories, J. Samuel Walker's history of 9/11 provides a comprehensive yet succinct account of this tragedy-including the policy mistakes and misplaced priorities that resulted in the Clinton and Bush administrations failing to take effective action against al Qaeda, how the four al Qaeda hijacking teams carried out their plan, the responses by federal agencies to the plot, the "hell on earth" it created for the people trapped in the buildings, and the response by the Bush administration. Looking back twenty years later, The Day That Shook America is a timely and valuable guide to the defining moment of the United States in the twenty-first century"--

Rockets and Ray Guns The Sci Fi Science of the Cold War

Rockets and Ray Guns  The Sci Fi Science of the Cold War
Author: Andrew May
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-05-26
ISBN: 3319898302
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rockets and Ray Guns The Sci Fi Science of the Cold War Book Excerpt:

The Cold War saw scientists in East and West racing to create amazing new technologies, the like of which the world had never seen. Yet not everyone was taken by surprise. From super-powerful atomic weapons to rockets and space travel, readers of science fiction (SF) had seen it all before. Sometimes reality lived up to the SF vision, at other times it didn’t. The hydrogen bomb was as terrifyingly destructive as anything in fiction, while real-world lasers didn't come close to the promise of the classic SF ray gun. Nevertheless, when the scientific Cold War culminated in the Strategic Defence Initiative of the 1980s, it was so science-fictional in its aspirations that the media dubbed it “Star Wars”. This entertaining account, offering a plethora of little known facts and insights from previously classified military projects, shows how the real-world science of the Cold War followed in the footsteps of SF – and how the two together changed our perception of both science and scientists, and paved the way to the world we live in today.

The American Century and Beyond

The American Century and Beyond
Author: George C. Herring
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN: 0190649267
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Century and Beyond Book Excerpt:

In his last years as president of the United States, an embattled George Washington yearned for a time when his nation would have "the strength of a Giant and there will be none who can make us afraid." At the turn of the twentieth century, the United States seemed poised to achieve a position of world power beyond what even Washington could have imagined. In The American Century and Beyond: U.S. Foreign Relations, 1893-2014, the second volume of a new split paperback edition of the award-winning From Colony to Superpower, George C. Herring recounts the rise of the United States from the dawn of what came to be known as the American Century. This fast-paced narrative tells a story of stunning successes and tragic failures, illuminating the central importance of foreign relations to the existence and survival of the nation. Herring shows how policymakers defined American interests broadly to include territorial expansion, access to growing markets, and the spread of the "American way of life." He recounts the United States' domination of the Caribbean and Pacific, its decisive involvement in two world wars, and the eventual victory in the half-century Cold War that left it, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world's lone superpower. But the unipolar moment turned out to be stunningly brief. Since the turn of the twenty-first century, conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and the emergence of nations such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China have left the United States in a position that is uncertain at best. A new chapter brings Herring's sweeping narrative up through the Global War on Terror to the present.

Reports of General MacArthur sup MacArthur in Japan The occupation Military phase

Reports of General MacArthur  sup  MacArthur in Japan   The occupation   Military phase
Author: Douglas MacArthur
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reports of General MacArthur suppl MacArthur in Japan The occupation military phase

Reports of General MacArthur  suppl  MacArthur in Japan  The occupation  military phase
Author: Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hell to Pay

Hell to Pay
Author: D. M. Giangreco
Publsiher: Naval Institute Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-10-15
ISBN: 1682471667
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell to Pay Book Excerpt:

Two years before the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki helped bring a quick end to hostilities in the summer of 1945, U.S. planners began work on Operation Downfall, codename for the Allied invasions of Kyushu and Honshu, in the Japanese home islands. While other books have examined Operation Downfall, D. M. Giangreco offers the most complete and exhaustively researched consideration of the plans and their implications. He explores related issues of the first operational use of the atomic bomb and the Soviet Union’s entry into the war, including the controversy surrounding estimates of potential U.S. casualties.Following years of intense research at numerous archives, Giangreco now paints a convincing and horrific picture of the veritable hell that awaited invader and defender. In the process, he demolishes the myths that Japan was trying to surrender during the summer of 1945 and that U.S. officials later wildly exaggerated casualty figures to justify using the atomic bombs to influence the Soviet Union. As Giangreco writes, “Both sides were rushing headlong toward a disastrous confrontation in the Home Islands in which poison gas and atomic weapons were to be employed as MacArthur’s intelligence chief, Charles Willoughby, succinctly put it, ‘a hard and bitter struggle with no quarter asked or given.’”Hell to Pay examines the invasion of Japan in light of the large body of Japanese and American operational and tactical planning documents the author unearthed in familiar and obscure archives. It includes postwar interrogations and reports that senior Japanese commanders and their staffs were ordered to produce for General MacArthur’s headquarters. This groundbreaking history counters the revisionist interpretations questioning the rationale for the use of the atomic bomb and shows that President Truman’s decision was based on real estimates of the enormous human cost of a conventional invasion.This revised edition of Hell to Pay expands on several areas covered in the previous book and deals with three new topics: U.S.-Soviet cooperation in the war against Imperial Japan; U.S., Soviet, and Japanese plans for the invasion and defense of the northernmost Home Island of Hokkaido; and Operation Blacklist, the three-phase insertion of American occupation forces into Japan. It also contains additional text, relevant archival material, supplemental photos, and new maps, making this the definitive edition of an important historical work.

Reports of General MacArthur

Reports of General MacArthur
Author: United States Department of the Army
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reports of General MacArthur Book Excerpt:

Reports of General MacArthur suppl MacArthur in Japan the occupation military phase v 2 Japanese operations in the southwest Pacific area 2 pts

Reports of General MacArthur  suppl  MacArthur in Japan  the occupation  military phase  v 2  Japanese operations in the southwest Pacific area  2 pts
Author: Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1966
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: World War, 1939-1945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reports of General MacArthur suppl MacArthur in Japan the occupation military phase v 2 Japanese operations in the southwest Pacific area 2 pts Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History
Author: Christos Frentzos,Antonio Thompson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-29
ISBN: 1135071020
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of American Military and Diplomatic History Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of U.S. Military and Diplomatic History provides a comprehensive analysis of the major events, conflicts, and personalities that have defined and shaped the military history of the United States in the modern period. Each chapter begins with a brief introductory essay that provides context for the topical essays that follow by providing a concise narrative of the period, highlighting some of the scholarly debates and interpretive schools of thought as well as the current state of the academic field. Starting after the Civil War, the chapters chronicle America's rise toward empire, first at home and then overseas, culminating in September 11, 2001 and the War on Terror. With authoritative and vividly written chapters by both leading scholars and new talent, maps and illustrations, and lists of further readings, this state-of-the-field handbook will be a go-to reference for every American history scholar's bookshelf.