by Robert P. Newman, Enola Gay And The Court Of History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Enola Gay And The Court Of History book, 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.
by , Memory And Cultural History Of The Spanish Civil War Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Memory And Cultural History Of The Spanish Civil War book, The volume addresses the study of political violence from a humanistic and democratic perspective. The chapters utilize the lens of gender, examine myths and otherness, reflect on structural hunger and fear, and narrate testimonials of exile abroad and in Spain. The methodologies employed are grounded in hermeneutics and discourse analysis.
by Aaron Barlow, The Manhattan Project And The Dropping Of The Atomic Bomb The Essential Reference Guide Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Manhattan Project And The Dropping Of The Atomic Bomb The Essential Reference Guide book, 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
by Robert James Maddox, Hiroshima In History Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Hiroshima In History book, When President Harry Truman authorized the use of atomic weapons against Japan, he did so to end a bloody war that would have been bloodier still had the planned invasion of Japan proved necessary. Revisionists claim that Truman's real interest was a power play with the Soviet Union and that the Japanese would have surrendered even earlier had the retention of their imperial system been assured. Truman wanted the war to continue, they insist, in order to show off America's powerful new weapon. This anthology exposes revisionist fallacies about Truman's motives, the cost of an invasion, and the question of Japan's surrender. Essays by prominent military and diplomatic historians reveal the hollowness of revisionist claims, exposing the degree to which these agenda-driven scholars have manipulated the historical record to support their contentions. They show that, although some Japanese businessmen and minor officials indicated a willingness to negotiate peace, no one in a governmental decision-making capacity even suggested surrender. And although casualty estimates for an invasion vary considerably, the more authoritative approximations point to the very bloodbath that Truman sought to avoid. Volume editor Robert Maddox first examines the writings of revisionist Gar Alperovitz to expose the unscholarly methods Alperovitz employed to support his claims, then distinguished Japanese historian Sadao Asada reveals how difficult it was for his country's peace faction to prevail even after the bombs had been dropped. Other contributors point to continuing Japanese military buildups, analyze the revisionists' low casualty estimates for an invasion, reveal manipulations of the Strategic Bombing Survey of 1946, and show how even the exhibit commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the bombing at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum hewed to the revisionist line. And a close reading of Tsuyoshi Hasegawa's acclaimed Racing the Enemy exposes many grave discrepancies between that recent revisionist text and its sources. The use of atomic bombs against Japan remains one of the most controversial issues in American history. Gathered in a single volume for the first time, these insightful readings take a major step toward settling that controversy by showing how insubstantial Hiroshima revisionism really is--and that sometimes history cannot proceed without decisive action, however regrettable.
by Michael Kort, The Columbia Guide To Hiroshima And The Bomb Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Columbia Guide To Hiroshima And The Bomb book, "These primary source documents comprise the largest part of this volume. They are organized into seven categories: American civilian documents, American military documents, MAGIC diplomatic summaries, Japanese government and military documents and diary entries, Japanese surrender documents, the United States Strategic Bombing Survey Summary Report and Interrogations of Japanese Officials, and Statements of Japanese Officials on World War II compiled by the Military Intelligence Section of the United States Army."--BOOK JACKET.
by Krebs, Gerhard, Japan Im Pazifischen Krieg Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Japan Im Pazifischen Krieg book, Das vorliegende Werk weist nach, dass die politische Struktur Japans im Zweiten Weltkrieg · etwa im Vergleich zu Deutschland - ein erstaunliches Maß an Pluralismus aufwies und es Persönlichkeiten, die über eine gewisse Prominenz verfügten, erlaubte, auch Kritik an offizieller Regierungspolitik und kompromissloser Kriegführung zu üben. Im Zentrum der Untersuchung steht nicht der militärische Ablauf, sondern das Streben nach Vermeidung eines bewaffneten Konfliktes 1941 und nach dessen Ausbruch die Suche nach einem Friedensschluss. Daran beteiligt waren u.a. einige der als Berater von Politik und Thron fungierenden ehemaligen Premierminister, inaktive und aktive Diplomaten, Militärs im Ruhestand, Journalisten, Kaiserliche Prinzen und Hofbeamte. Ein entscheidendes Motiv für ihre Aktivitäten war die Furcht vor einer kommunistischen Revolution im Falle einer militärischen Niederlage und damit dem Ende des Tennō-Systems. Auch in den USA existierten Kräfte mit den gleichen Intentionen, und so ergänzten sich die Bestrebungen auf beiden Seiten des Pazifiks. Besonders die Furcht der USA vor einer Ausbreitung des Kommunismus in Fernost führte zu dem Interesse an einem konservativen Partner in dem Raum. Dadurch wurden Voraussetzungen geschaffen, trotz einer jahrelangen äußerst brutalen Kriegführung und einer misstrauischen Beäugung in den Anfangsjahren nach Japans Kapitulation den Weg zu einer Partnerschaft einzuschlagen, als deren Ergebnis Tokyo bis in die Gegenwart Washingtons wichtigste Stütze in Asien wurde.
by James M. Banner, Being A Historian Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Being A Historian book, Considers what aspiring and mature historians need to know about the discipline of history in the United States today.
by Sean L. Malloy, Atomic Tragedy Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Atomic Tragedy book, Looks at the decision-making process and struggle of Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson as he oversaw the American nuclear weapons program during World War II and his responsibility for using the atomic bomb against Japan.