Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

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Robert Andrews
Columbia University Press, 1997 - Reference - 625 pages
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Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II.

Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.

  

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Contents

Activism
16
Hats
22
Anticipation
24
Arms
30
Baldness
39
Cold War the
81
Corruption
94
Crowds
102
Opera
366
President and First Lady
403
Recession
412
Repentance
433
Knowledge
438
Rewards
439
Social Sciences
471
456
493

Disarmament
126
Drugs
134
Enemies
143
116
144
Suspense and Mystery
196
Ford Gerald
205
Fundamentalism
213
Hedonism
215
Hollywood California
223
Honor
246
James Henry
283
McCarthyism
324
Noses
357
Things Trivial
499
Watergate Affair
511
516
567
Landscapes
583
Beat Generation
588
Outlaws
596
South Africa
597
41
599
352
608
457
609
Language
616
457
618
Copyright

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Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

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