AUTHORMarx, Joseph Laurence
TITLENagasaki: The Necessary Bomb?
PUBLISHERThe Macmillan Company
CITYToronto, Canada

This book details the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and the events leading up to and following that bombing. The author reviews the situation in Japan during World War II and President Truman’s Potsdam Declaration calling for Japan’s surrender. He covers the problematic mission of Bock’s Car, the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and the effects of the bomb, both on the city and on the views of the Japanese leaders. The decision to surrender and a failed plot against the Japanese government are also described. Lastly, the author recounts arguments for and against the atomic bombings.

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