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By Richard B. Frank

In a riveting narrative that comes with info from newly declassified files, acclaimed historian Richard B. Frank supplies a scrupulously distinctive rationalization of the severe months prime as much as the losing of the atomic bomb. Frank explains how American leaders discovered in the summertime of 1945 that their trade technique to finish the battle by means of invasion were shattered by way of the big jap buildup on Kyushu, and that intercepted diplomatic records additionally published the dismal clients of negotiation. the following additionally, for the 1st time, is a entire account of ways Japan's leaders have been keen to possibility entire annihilation to maintain the nation's present order. Frank's entire account demolishes long-standing myths with the stark realities of this nice historic controversy.

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