Decision to drop the atomic bombs on Japan
Thе usе оf atomic weaрons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the toрic of intense debate among historians of the Second
World War and early Cold War. Compare and contrast the argument put forward by Gar Alperovitz in The Decision to
Use the Atom Bomb with the argument Richard Frank presents in Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire.
What interpretation is most convincing and why?
Can ONLY use these resources:
• Alperovitz, Gar. The Decision to Use the Atom Bomb. New York, NY: Vintage, 1996.
• Frank, Richard. Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire. New York, NY: Penguin, 2001.