A History of Clan Campbell: Volume 1: From Origins to the Battle of Flodden

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Polygon, 2000 - Social Science - 420 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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About the author (2000)

Alastair Campbell of Airds was employed by the Duke of Argyll as archivist at Inverary Castle and was the same year appointed Her Majesty's Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms, a member of the Court of Lord Lyon. He has published many articles on Scottish History and was in 1996 awarded an honorary research fellowship by Aberdeen University.

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