The last great victory: the end of World War II, July/August 1945
From the inner councils of the Japanese to the fateful decisions to atom-bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Stanley Weintraub brings to life this watershed month in which empires fell, old orders passed away, and a new age began. "The best account yet of the war's final month".--Newsweek. photos. 3 maps.
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The last great victory: the end of World War II, July/August 1945User Review - Book Verdict
In the same format as the author's Long Day's Journey into War: December 7, 1941 (LJ 9/1/91), this book examines the last month of the war through a creative combination of overview and individual recollection. Presenting the events on a daily basis, the author leads up to the Potsdam Conference and the end of the war in Europe. The scene shifts to the Pacific theater and bloody combat that led to the U.S. island victories, the plans for invading Japan, and the agonizing decision to employ the atomic bomb, not once but twice. Meticulously detailed accounts capture the diplomatic maneuverings and political infighting, from the war-weary Winston Churchill and freshman President Truman to the news reports of an invalided naval officer named John F. Kennedy. Strongly recommended for all collections.--David Lee Poremba, Detroit P.L.
Review: Last Great Victory: 2the End of World War II, July/August 1945User Review - Mike Prochot - Goodreads
Great detail on the final weeks of WW2 - including the politics, planning and personalities involved. Among other information, the book clearly demonstrates the need for and correct decision by Truman ... Read full review