Truman and the Bomb By D. M. Giangreco

  • Narrated by: Mitch Crawford
  • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
  • Release date: 12-26-23

Truman and the Bomb By D. M. Giangreco AudioBook summary

Many myths have grown up around President Harry S. Truman’s decision to use nuclear weapons against Imperial Japan. In destroying these myths, Truman and the Bomb will discomfort both Truman’s critics and his supporters, and force historians to reexamine what they think they know about the end of the Pacific War.

Using previously unpublished material, D. M. Giangreco busts myths and more. An award-winning historian and expert on Truman, Giangreco is perfectly situated to debunk the many deep-rooted falsehoods about the roles played by American, Soviet, and Japanese leaders during the end of the World War II in the Pacific. Truman and the Bomb, a concise yet comprehensive study of Truman’s decision to use the atomic bomb, will prove to be a classic for studying presidential politics and influence on atomic warfare and its military and diplomatic components.

Making this book particularly valuable for professors and students as well as for military, diplomatic, and presidential historians and history buffs are extensive primary source materials, including the planned United States naval and air operations in support of the Soviet invasion of Manchuria. These documents support Giangreco’s arguments while enabling the listener to enter the mindsets of Truman and his administration as well as the war’s key Allied participants.


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