This invaluable work comprises an introduction by the editor followed by nine essays on the highly contentious ending of the Pacific war. The individual essays assembled here display enormous merit, but this work is far more than the sum of its parts: It marks a key milestone in where the controversy has been, and where it is going.
-- Richard B. Frank, The Weekly Standard, 8/20/07 --The Weekly Standard 8/20/07
About the Author
Robert James Maddox is Professor Emeritus of History at Pennsylvania State University. His other books include Weapons for Victory: The Hiroshima Decision (University of Missouri Press) and The United States and World War II. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania.