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Five Days in August

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 232 Nombre de pages
Michael D. Gordin is professor of the history of science at Princeton University. He is the author or editor of several books, in... Lire la suite
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Michael D. Gordin is professor of the history of science at Princeton University. He is the author or editor of several books, including Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly.



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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. Five Days in August 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 and contemporary conversation about the A-bomb and World War II.

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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: 9780691168432
ISBN: 978-0-691-16843-2
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Princeton University Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 232
Poids: 338g
Taille: H157mm x B234mm x T19mm
Année: 2015