Twenty years ago, Ronald Takaki pointed out what gets left out of debates about the atomic bomb: race. Dive deep into Ronald Takaki’s Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb Tag: Author of a Different Mirror. Ronald T. Takaki, Author Little Brown and Company $28 (p) ISBN.
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To ask other readers questions about Hiroshimaplease sign up. Alexis rated it really liked it Aug 10, The author had many great sources and helpful quotes which he used to explain the background behind the bombing of Hiroshima.
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It was very interesting to see who in the Administration and in the Manhattan project was for and who was against the bombing. Hold everything in place for Olympic and Coronet [names for the invasion plans], but drop all work on them and get busy on the occupation. My opinion of this president has shifted a bit after reading the book. Emily rated it really liked it Jul 22, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Takaki uses a variety of historical sources that open up views into the minds of leaders, scientists, and average Americans at the time of the bombings. Lizzya1 rated it really liked it Jun 04, I would really recommend it to someone interested in the dilemma of Hiroshima.
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He also spends a chapter discussing Truman’s personality John rated it really liked it Feb 24, Well worth the reading. This book is a brilliant introduction to the debate surrounding the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and needs no prior knowledge.
Resources used in Hiroshima include personal letters, diaries, memoirs, and articles published by the individuals themselves after the fact. I’m “studying” WWII in hopes of designing a unit for my sophomores New America Media Ronald Takaki: Meanwhile, Takaki asserts that Truman, who claimed to be at peace with his decision for the rest of his career, was driven to use the bomb out of a deeply ingrained sense of insecurity; in fact, based on Truman’s diaries, Takaki shows that he was a sensitive man, deeply troubled about his decision to use the bomb.
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Takaki looks with special emphasis at the tense negotiations of the Potsdam Conference to demonstrate the crucial place that nuclear technology occupied in dealings between the U.
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Truman that the enemy was already prepared to surrender, asking only for the retention of the emperor. Home What is a Wiki Site? All of them believed that Japan had already been beaten and that the war would soon end.
All of them believed that Japan had already been beaten and that The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, tzkaki this controversial question remains unresolved. The first and last chapter can This book is a brilliant introduction to the debate surrounding the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and needs no prior knowledge.
Takaki not only compiles fascinating quotes from love letters, diaries, interviews and editorials, but he also explains how race and gender were factors that explain Truman’s ultimate decision to drop the first bomb on Hiroshima. He debunks the idea that hirosbima the bomb would have saved hundreds of hhiroshima of American’s lives and that the Japanese were not willing to surrender. To advance this thesis, Dr.
Those who do not know history, a philosopher warned, will be doomed to repeat it. They advised the president that the United States should simply accept a conditional surrender and declare victory.
Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb by Ronald Takaki
Full of primary source references and well written. If you are interested in a balanced view of why the nuclear bombs were dropped on Japan in WWII, read this book. Add a new page. Much of what was stated I already knew. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I’m not exactly usually a fan of non-fiction, but I takzki this book to be a very interesting read.