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The Resource General George C. Marshall and the atomic bomb, Frank A. Settle Jr. ; foreword by Robert Norris ; afterword by Robert Strong

General George C. Marshall and the atomic bomb, Frank A. Settle Jr. ; foreword by Robert Norris ; afterword by Robert Strong

Label
General George C. Marshall and the atomic bomb
Title
General George C. Marshall and the atomic bomb
Statement of responsibility
Frank A. Settle Jr. ; foreword by Robert Norris ; afterword by Robert Strong
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Beyond being the most powerful weapon ever used in warfare, the atomic bomb is also unparalleled in its significance, both in terms of its long-term impact on U.S. military power and policy and its role in driving the four decades of threatened conflict known as the Cold War. General George C. Marshall's influence was critical in the development and use of the atomic bomb in World War II as well as in issues involving nuclear weapons in the post World War II period. This book tells the story of Marshall's experience with the atomic bomb from his early skepticism of its effectiveness as a weapon, to his oversight of its development and deployment against Japan in World War II, to his recognition of the bomb as a weapon of such dire consequence that it should never be used again. Intended for a general audience as well as scholars, this book presents a cohesive account of General Marshall's involvement with nuclear weapons and atomic power as Army chief of staff during World War Ii and as secretary of state and secretary of defense in the early years of the Cold War. Marshall's involvement with the use of nuclear weapons is set in the context of the Allies' efforts to force Japan to surrender and the initiation of the Cold War. Readers will gain insight into Marshall's quest for obtaining a Japanese surrender; his views on the use of the atomic bomb on Japan versus the use of conventional weapons, including fire bombing or poison gas; his interactions with Roosevelt and Truman on nuclear issues; and his diplomatic skillfulness in dealing with the issues surrounding the control and use of nuclear weapons as secretary of state and secretary of defense in the post-World War II era. These included consideration of the use of the atomic bomb during the Berlin crisis and the Korean war. -- Inside jacket flap
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Settle, Frank A
Dewey number
  • 355.0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E745.M37
LC item number
S48 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshall, George C.
  • United States
  • Marshall, George C.
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Marshall, George C
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Atomic bomb
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • Cabinet officers
  • Atomic bomb
  • Cabinet officers
  • Generals
  • Statesmen
  • United States
  • Kernwaffe
Label
General George C. Marshall and the atomic bomb, Frank A. Settle Jr. ; foreword by Robert Norris ; afterword by Robert Strong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (201-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings -- The discovery of fission and Einstein's letter -- Marshall and the geneses of the Manhattan Project -- Organizing the Manhattan Project -- Intelligence operations -- Uncertainty, the bomb, and the Interim Committee -- Unconditional surrender and a planned invasion -- Potsdam and Trinity -- Japan's response to the Potsdam Declaration, Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- Japan surrenders -- A new age -- Marshall as a diplomat: secretary of state -- The final call to duty: secretary of defense
Control code
ocn921236312
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 242 pages
Isbn
9781440842849
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015044504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026038409
  • 99969321423
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440842849
  • (OCoLC)921236312
Label
General George C. Marshall and the atomic bomb, Frank A. Settle Jr. ; foreword by Robert Norris ; afterword by Robert Strong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (201-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The beginnings -- The discovery of fission and Einstein's letter -- Marshall and the geneses of the Manhattan Project -- Organizing the Manhattan Project -- Intelligence operations -- Uncertainty, the bomb, and the Interim Committee -- Unconditional surrender and a planned invasion -- Potsdam and Trinity -- Japan's response to the Potsdam Declaration, Hiroshima and Nagasaki -- Japan surrenders -- A new age -- Marshall as a diplomat: secretary of state -- The final call to duty: secretary of defense
Control code
ocn921236312
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 242 pages
Isbn
9781440842849
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2015044504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40026038409
  • 99969321423
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781440842849
  • (OCoLC)921236312

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