Boston : Little, Brown, and Co., c1995.
A study of factors impacting the United States' decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, based on military reports, diaries, and personal letters.
LibraryThing member tess_schoolmarm
Takaki gives the standard arguments against dropping the bomb but adds a new one: The U.S dropped the bomb because of the race issue: yellow skin. He argues that the U.S. did not drop the bomb on the Germans because they were Caucasian. However, there is not a new shred of evidence that Takaki offers that can substantiate his case. The U.S. did not drop the Atomic bomb on the German's because it would have been huge collateral damage on the ALLIES in a crowded Europe. The fact is the Atomic bomb did cause the Japanese to surrender. If you haven't read about the Atomic bomb debate, this is a good book, but don't let Takaki persuade you from leaving common sense!
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