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Five Days in August

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Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Prese... Lire la suite
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Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Presenting a different interpretation, this book also details how Americans generated a new story about the origins of the bomb after surrender: that the United States knew in advance that the bomb would end the war.

Auteur

Michael D. Gordin is Assistant Professor of the History of Science at Princeton University. He is the author or editor of several books, including "A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table".

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"Bold and provocative. No one has presented these arguments so coherently, so forcefully, and so intelligently with such gripping dynamic style."--Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, author of "Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan"
"Powerful. "Five Days in August" vigorously proposes new ways of thinking about the World War II atomic bombings, their meanings, and their multiple legacies. It is a book that will provoke controversy . . . and, ideally, help encourage new lines of research, argument, and emphasis. It has a deep critical knowledge and a subtle intelligence. . . . (T)he arguments are arresting and important."--Barton Bernstein, Stanford University



Contenu

List of Illustrations xi Acknowledgments xiii Chronology xv Chapter 1: Endings 5 Chapter 2: Shock 16 Chapter 3: Special 39 Chapter 4: Miracle 59 Chapter 5: Papacy 85 Chapter 6: Revolution 107 Chapter 7: Beginnings 124 Coda: On the Scholarly Literature 141 Abbreviations Used in Notes 145 Notes 147 Index 195

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Titre: Five Days in August
Sous-titre: How World War II Became a Nuclear War
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Code EAN: 9780691128184
ISBN: 978-0-691-12818-4
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Princeton University Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 232
Poids: 464g
Taille: H243mm x B165mm x T24mm
Année: 2007

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