Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship
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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Review: Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship (Between Men~Between Women series)User Review - Melody - Goodreads
While interesting, I feel that Weston's writing ability leaves something desired. Maybe it's the age of the book, the fact that what it is talking about does not fit quite perfectly to what is currently being discussed today. Read full review
Review: Families We Choose: Lesbians, Gays, Kinship (Between Men~Between Women series)User Review - Katie - Goodreads
I read this in college, and I remember liking it and other people finding it mind-blowing. This is on my "to read again" shelf for when I need to be reminded that I don't need to drink the government's kool-aid about family structure. Read full review
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