140 Days to Hiroshima 140 Days to Hiroshima

140 Days to Hiroshima

The Story of Japan's Last Chance to Avert Armageddon

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Publisher Description

A WWII history told from US and Japanese perspectives—“an impressively researched chronicle of the months leading up to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima” (Publishers Weekly).
 
During the closing months of World War II, two military giants locked in a death embrace of cultural differences and diplomatic intransigence. While developing history’s deadliest weapon and weighing an invasion that would have dwarfed D-Day, the US called for the “unconditional surrender” of Japan. The Japanese Empire responded with a last-ditch plan termed Ketsu-Go, which called for the suicidal resistance of every able-bodied man and woman in “The Decisive Battle” for the homeland.
 
In 140 Days to Hiroshima, historian David Dean Barrett captures war-room drama on both sides of the conflict. Here are the secret strategy sessions, fierce debates, looming assassinations, and planned invasions that resulted in Armageddon on August 6, 1945. Barrett then examines the next nine chaotic days as the Japanese government struggled to respond to the reality of nuclear war.
 

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2020
April 7
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Diversion Books
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
4.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Voratious Reader ,

Excellent

Well written account covers what the Japanese government was thinking and doing, what what the U.S. government and military was doing during the 140 days. Also details the long list of atrocities perpetrated by the Japanese military. The author provides a thorough debunking of many of the accusations that try to make the case dropping the bomb was not needed to get the Japanese to surrender.

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