9780674016934-0674016939-Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

ISBN-13: 9780674016934
ISBN-10: 0674016939
Edition: 1st
Author: Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover 382 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780674016934
ISBN-10: 0674016939
Edition: 1st
Author: Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi
Publication date: 2005
Publisher: Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover 382 pages

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Acknowledged authors Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi wrote Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan comprising 382 pages back in 2005. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0674016939 and 9780674016934. Since then Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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With startling revelations, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa rewrites the standard history of the end of World War II in the Pacific. By fully integrating the three key actors in the story--the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan--Hasegawa for the first time puts the last months of the war into international perspective.

From April 1945, when Stalin broke the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact and Harry Truman assumed the presidency, to the final Soviet military actions against Japan, Hasegawa brings to light the real reasons Japan surrendered. From Washington to Moscow to Tokyo and back again, he shows us a high-stakes diplomatic game as Truman and Stalin sought to outmaneuver each other in forcing Japan's surrender; as Stalin dangled mediation offers to Japan while secretly preparing to fight in the Pacific; as Tokyo peace advocates desperately tried to stave off a war party determined to mount a last-ditch defense; and as the Americans struggled to balance their competing interests of ending the war with Japan and preventing the Soviets from expanding into the Pacific.

Authoritative and engrossing, Racing the Enemy puts the final days of World War II into a whole new light.

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