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Published: 04 September 2010

356 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823231201

Bookseller Code (06)

The United States and the Second World War

New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Edited by G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash

A Fordham University Press Publication

In this compelling book, G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash bring together a collection of essays offering a fresh examination of American participation in the Second World War, including a long overdue reconsideration of such seminal topics as the forces leading the United States to enter World War II, the role of the American military in the Allied victory, and wartime planning for the postwar world. The essays also tackle new inquiriesinto life on the home front and America's commemoration of one of the most controversial and climactic events of the war-the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.These outstanding historians cover crucial moments such as: Franklin D. Roosevelt's pivotal, if at times indecisive, role in leading the United States The miscalculation of Japanese intentions by American diplomats and the failure of deterrence in preventing war in the Pacific The experiences and contributions of conscientious objectors to American society in this time of total war The decision of the United States to fight with an ineffective battle tank at the expense of American livesWith these essays and much more, The United States and the Second World War is sure to prove a classic to World War II buffs.


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