9781635765816-1635765811-140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon

140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon

ISBN-13: 9781635765816
ISBN-10: 1635765811
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dean Barrett, David
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Diversion Books
Format: Hardcover 352 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781635765816
ISBN-10: 1635765811
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dean Barrett, David
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Diversion Books
Format: Hardcover 352 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dean Barrett, David wrote 140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon comprising 352 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1635765811 and 9781635765816. Since then 140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.14 or rent at the marketplace.

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On the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki comes this heart-pounding account of the war-room drama inside the cabinets of the United States and Japan that led to Armageddon on August 6, 1945.

Here are the secret strategy sessions, fierce debates, looming assassinations, and planned invasions that resulted in history’s first use of nuclear weapons in combat, and the ensuing chaotic days as the Japanese government struggled to respond to the reality of nuclear war.


During the closing months of World War II, as America’s strategic bombing campaign incinerated Japan’s cities, two military giants locked in a death embrace of cultural differences and diplomatic intransigence. The leaders of the United States called for the “unconditional surrender” of the Japanese Empire while developing history’s deadliest weapon and weighing an invasion, Downfall, that would have dwarfed D-Day. Their enemy responded with a last-ditch plan termed Ketsu-Go, which called for the suicidal resistance of every able-bodied man and woman in “The Decisive Battle” for the homeland. But had Emperor Hirohito’s generals miscalculated how far the Americans had come in developing the atomic bomb? How close did President Harry Truman come to ordering the invasion of Japan?

Within the Japanese Supreme Council at the Direction of War, a.k.a. “The Big Six,” Foreign Minister Shigenori Tōgō risked assassination in his crusade to convince his dysfunctional government, dominated by militarist fanatics, to save his country from annihilation.

Despite Allied warnings of Japan’s “prompt and utter destruction” and that the Allies would “brook no delay,” the Big Six remained defiant. They refused to surrender even after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

How did Japanese leaders come to this impasse? The answers lie in this nearly day-by-day account of the struggle to end the most destructive conflict in history.

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