Atomic Tragedy: Henry L. Stimson and the Decision to Use the Bomb Against Japan

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Cornell University Press, 2008 - History - 233 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Its Use Must Weigh Heavily
1
The Education of Henry L Stimson
12
The Road to Pearl Harbor
38
A Most Terrible Thing
49
The International Situation
66
The Ordeal of Henry L Stimson
96
Hiroshima and Nagasaki by way of Potsdam
120
The Last Full Measure
143
The Full Enumeration of the Steps in the Tragedy
158
A Grave and Continuing Responsibility
181
Notes
191
Index
227
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