The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front - World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension (Hardback)
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The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front - World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension (Hardback)

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Hardback 356 Pages / Published: 04/09/2010
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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 war-time planning for the postwar world, but also tackle new inquiries into life on the home front and America's commemoration of one of the most controversial and climatic events of the war-the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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 war-time planning for the postwar world, but also tackle new inquiries into life on the home front and America's commemoration of one of the most controversial and climatic 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 lives
The Coast Guard's contribution to the D-Day Landing
How elite foreign policy organizations prior to V-J Day sought to influence American occupation policies regarding Japan

With these essays and much more, The United States in the Second World War is sure to prove a classic to World War II buffs.

Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 9780823231201
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 695 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
One of the major strengths of the book lies in its reexamination of well-worn topics. . . The book offers snippets of topics one might not get without reading a specializes book on a very narrow aspect of the war. -- Michaella Marino, Hastings College * -H-Net Reviews *
This volume of essays on the US in World War II provides a good balance between the coming of war, the waging of war, and the conflict's aftermath. Little-known sources and original vantage points ensure that anyone interested in this seismic conflict will find something new to ponder. -- -Peter Schrijvers * author of Liberators: The Allies and Belgian Society, 1944-1945 *

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