This article provides insight on the operations launched against Japanese forces and the issued beliefs held by President Truman that he had saved a quarter-million Americans from being killed by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This source will be utilized as a tool to portray the well-known facts that can be found in any reliable history text, but also bring contrast to why the government chose to annihilate the Japanese islands in 1945.
Foertsch, Jacqueline. Reckoning Day : Race, Place, And The Atom Bomb In Postwar America, Vanderbilt University …show more content…
Kunetka, James W. The General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer : The Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb, Regnery History, 2015.
The General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer : The Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb bookshelves insight on the individual men behind the U.S. nuclear deterrent force, and the ending of the last war. The source examines the Manhattan Project through the relations between Dr. Robert Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves.
This book will dissect the direct ties between Oppenheimer and the Reds (Communist Party) and how the relationship affected him post-war. I will utilize this source in order to bring up the outside influences that had an impact on the United States research on nuclear power. Other topics to address include the infiltration of Los Alamos and the consequences of the security …show more content…
This entry in the World History Encyclopedia includes facts and relations between the plutonium fission bomb test and the arms race against the U.S.S.R that ensued shortly after.
The source will provide information to back my claims that nuclear war was an option, not a requirement, including the fact that the Manhattan Project began the theorization of more powerful atomic reaction, such as the hydrogen bomb, and its consequences today.
Okuda, Sadako. A Dimly Burning Wick: Memoir from the Ruins of Hiroshima, Algora Publishing, 2008.
This memoir recounts the events of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki through the narrative of Sadako Okuda, a sewing teacher on a small island only 35 miles away from the initial blast of the first atomic bomb. Her diary records the last moments of civilians and their perspective of the events taking place near their homeland.
This source will provide a civilian insight to the agony and distress felt by the Japanese nation and their fanned hatred for the borderline inhumane aggression they felt by the US government. It handles the broad idea of the mentality behind Truman 's misleading’s about Hiroshima through dilution of the citizen