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Five Days in August:
How World War II Became a Nuclear War
Michael D. Gordin

Cloth | 2007 | $24.95 / £14.95
226 pp. | 6 x 9

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Michael D. Gordin

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Clip 1. What motivated you to write a book about the atomic bomb? (1:30)
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Clip 2. Was the atomic bomb dropped with the purpose of making the Japanese surrender? (2:02)
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Clip 3. How long did we expect it to take for the Japanese to surrender? (1:02)
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Clip 4. What exactly happened during the five days in the title of your book? (3:42)
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Clip 5. What was the process by which the decision to drop the bomb was made? (3:08)
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Clip 6. Was the decision seen as a moral issue back then the way it is today? (2:01)
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Clip 7. How did the nuclear bomb come to be seen as such an iconic evil weapon? (1:41)
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Clip 8. What was the role of the Pacific island of Tinian in the history of the bomb? (3:38)
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Clip 9. What differentiates your account from the many others that have been written? (1:17)
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