Richard B. Frank has produced an excellent book on this very topic.
The fact that millions of innocents had died and were likely to keep dying in this war would make any way of stopping it look pretty good, ie, "moral".
Additionally, he proves with great clarity that the decision to drop the bombs ultimately saved thousands of Japanese lives as well.
A wonderful and rich book on the events leading to the downfall of the Japanese Empire. Some nice archival pictures too.Published 4 months ago by dominic yang
This book is most exhaustively researched almost to the point of tedium. That much said, I most stridently state that this book puts to rest any and all revisionist opinions that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gil Garver
This book is arguably the finest work on the end of the Pacific War that I have read. Richard Frank presents a view of the circumstances surrounding President Truman in his... Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Hanna
Many books on the end of war against Japan in 1945 were written by those who claim peace could have been achieved without the atomic bombs or without a huge loss of life, on both... Read morePublished 12 months ago by David Sanger
I enjoyed this book. I found its content to be quite compelling and though provoking. Definitely the best I have read so far concerning Japanese surrender. Read morePublished 15 months ago by bat12
Operation Downfall was the plan to finally defeat Japan. However, the atomic bombs threw these plans out the window. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is an impressive account of the events leading up to the end of WWII in August 1945. What makes this one better than the rest are the chapters which deal with the US plans to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by z
This is one amazing book, how Mr. Frank ever put it together is beyond me. . It's not for the novice though that's just starting to read about WW2. Read morePublished 20 months ago by forrest c posey
Definitive work assessing the crucial first nine months of 1945, influencing the historic decision of President Harry S. Truman to unleash a power the world had never conceived of.Published 20 months ago by Edward Chick