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Author Gallicchio, Marc, 1954- author.

Title Unconditional : the Japanese surrender in World War II / Marc Gallicchio
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 264 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps (colour)
Series Pivotal moments in American history
Pivotal moments in American history.
Contents Cover -- Series -- Map -- Unconditional -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Editor's Note -- Introduction: "A Reasonable Assurance of Future World Peace" -- 1. "Our Demand Has Been and It Remains-​Unconditional Surrender!" -- 2. "We Do Not Exclude a Constitutional Monarch Under the Present Dynasty" -- 3. "Popular Opinion Can Offer No Useful Contribution" -- 4. "They Will Yield" -- 5. "A Great Victory Has Been Won" -- 6. "The A-​Bomb Was Not Needed" -- Conclusion: "They Wanted to Keep the Emperor" -- Notes -- Index
Summary Publishing on 75th anniversary of the Japanese surrender in September 1945, 'Unconditional' not only offers a narrative of the Japanese surrender in its historical moment, but reveals how the policy underlying it poisoned American postwar politics and warped our understanding of World War II for decades
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on July 23, 2020)
Subject Capitulations, Military -- Japan -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan.
V-J Day, 1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Peace.
Capitulations, Military
Military campaigns
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780197525852
Other Titles Japanese surrender in World War 2