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Description - Five Days in August by Professor Michael D. Gordin

Most Americans believe that the Second World War ended because the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan forced it to surrender. Five Days in August boldly presents a different interpretation: that the military did not clearly understand the atomic bomb's revolutionary strategic potential, that the Allies were almost as stunned by the surrender as the

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691168432
ISBN-10: 0691168431
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 18-Aug-2015
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Professor Michael D. Gordin

Michael D. Gordin is professor of the history of science at Princeton University. He is the author or editor of several books, including Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly.

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