Twenty years ago, Ronald Takaki pointed out what gets left out of debates about the atomic bomb: race. Dive deep into Ronald Takaki’s Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb Tag: Author of a Different Mirror. Ronald T. Takaki, Author Little Brown and Company $28 (p) ISBN.
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Aug 28, Christina Gagliano rated it liked it. Nov 13, Debra rated it it was amazing. In fact, from a military point of view, Gen. Takaki focuses a good amount on President Harry Truman, as he should, and much of this was revelatory. This book is a brilliant introduction to the debate surrounding the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and needs no prior knowledge. Mar 24, Swiftfire rated it really liked it Recommends it for: The makes use of a great number of insider sources, like the scientists, politicians and generals who were all involved in the decision making process.
To ask other readers questions about Hiroshimaplease sign up. A concise and tkaki but not well-organized look, hiroshim on primary documents, at why America dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, with a quick mention of Nagasaki, which should have been detailed further. All of them believed that Japan had already been beaten and that the war would soon end.
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An insightful read to understanding why the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. I’m not much on non fiction but well worth the time. Edit History Tags Source.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. Takaki claims that that atomic bombing of Japan actually derived from the tradition of Eurocentric racism and oppression that stretches back to the initial colonization of America. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Overall, this is a good read, well worth the taakki. Return to Book Page. All of them believed that Japan had already been beaten and that The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of the twentieth century, yet this controversial question remains unresolved. Feb 08, Emily Taylor is currently reading it.
hirlshima Jul 14, Lou Maresca rated it really liked it Shelves: Refresh and try again. We still live in the shadow of Hiroshima, though most of us do not know why or how it happened. Just a moment while we sign hirosima in to your Goodreads account. There are times when you think that he is presenting a particular point of view, then see that he has presented many sides of the long and complex process of what went into the fateful decision.
Not a book I would normally read in my free time, but I’m definitely glad I did.
Ronald Takaki has written a “lively, complex, multi-dimensional, and wonderfully undogmatic and inconclusive account of the American decision to use the atomic bomb.
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Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb Tag: Author of a Different Mirror
I would really recommend it to someone interested in the dilemma of Hiroshima. The book is but pages in length, in the paperback that I read, so some of the topics could be delved into in more length.
There was a problem adding your email address. All of the information within is explained really well, and Takaki writes in a way that is easy to understand but still very engaging. The bombing of Hiroshima was one of the pivotal events of huroshima twentieth century, yet this controversial question remains unresolved.