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The Resource Atomic tragedy : Henry L. Stimson and the decision to use the bomb against Japan, Sean L. Malloy

Atomic tragedy : Henry L. Stimson and the decision to use the bomb against Japan, Sean L. Malloy

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Atomic tragedy : Henry L. Stimson and the decision to use the bomb against Japan
Title
Atomic tragedy
Title remainder
Henry L. Stimson and the decision to use the bomb against Japan
Statement of responsibility
Sean L. Malloy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Atomic Tragedy offers a unique perspective on one of the most important events of the twentieth century. As secretary of war during World War II, Henry L. Stimson (1867-1950) oversaw the American nuclear weapons program. In a book about how an experienced, principled man faltered when confronted by the tremendous challenge posed by the intersection of war, diplomacy, and technology, Sean L. Malloy examines Stimson's struggle to reconcile his responsibility for "the most terrible weapon ever known in human history" with his longstanding convictions about war and morality." "Ultimately, Stimson's story is one of failure; despite his beliefs, Stimson reluctantly acquiesced in the use of the atomic bomb against heavily populated Japanese cities in August 1945. This is the first biography of Stimson to benefit from extensive use of papers relating to the Manhattan Project; Malloy has also uncovered evidence illustrating the origins of Stimson's commitment to eliminating or refining the conduct of war against civilians, information that makes clear the agony of Stimson's dilemma." "Atomic Tragedy not only contributes to a greater historical understanding of the first use of nuclear weapons but also offers lessons from the decision-making process during the years 1940-1945 that are applicable to the current world environment. As the United States mobilizes scientists and engineers to build new and supposedly more "usable" nuclear weapons and as nations in Asia and the Middle East replicate the feat of the Manhattan Project physicists at Los Alamos, it is more important than ever that policymakers and analysts recognize the chain of failures surrounding the first use of those weapons at Hiroshima and Nagasaki."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Looks at the decision-making process and struggle of Secretary of State Henry L. Stimson as he oversaw the American nuclear weapons program during World War II and his responsibility for using the atomic bomb against Japan
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
259091
Cataloging source
NIC/DLC
Dewey number
940.54/2521954
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D767.25.H6
LC item number
M26 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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Henry L. Stimson and the decision to use the bomb against Japan
Label
Atomic tragedy : Henry L. Stimson and the decision to use the bomb against Japan, Sean L. Malloy
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip085/2007048069.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "its use must weigh heavily on our minds and on our hearts" -- The education of Henry L. Stimson -- The road to Pearl Harbor -- "A most terrible thing" -- "The international situation" -- The ordeal of Henry L. Stimson -- Hiroshima and Nagasaki by way of Potsdam -- The last full measure -- "The full enumeration of the steps in the tragedy" -- Conclusion : "a grave and continuing responsibility."
Control code
ocn465464410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780801446542
Lccn
2007048069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)465464410
Label
Atomic tragedy : Henry L. Stimson and the decision to use the bomb against Japan, Sean L. Malloy
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip085/2007048069.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : "its use must weigh heavily on our minds and on our hearts" -- The education of Henry L. Stimson -- The road to Pearl Harbor -- "A most terrible thing" -- "The international situation" -- The ordeal of Henry L. Stimson -- Hiroshima and Nagasaki by way of Potsdam -- The last full measure -- "The full enumeration of the steps in the tragedy" -- Conclusion : "a grave and continuing responsibility."
Control code
ocn465464410
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 233 pages
Isbn
9780801446542
Lccn
2007048069
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)465464410

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