AUTHORWeintraub, Stanley
TITLEThe Last Great Victory: The End of World War II, July/August 1945
CITYNew York, NY

This extensive book chronicles the events of the final two months of World War II, from the beginning of the Potsdam Conference to the surrender of the Japanese to Allied forces. It begins with a short summary of the events leading up to the conference, and then each chapter describes one day between July 15 and August 15, 1945. The author documents events including kamikaze attacks, the sinking of the Indianapolis, the buildup of weapons for Project Olympic, and the dropping of the atomic bombs and their aftermath. He examines the lives of common soldiers, great statesmen, and military commanders.

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