Recent Literature on Truman's Atomic Bomb Decision: A Search for Middle Ground

  title={Recent Literature on Truman's Atomic Bomb Decision: A Search for Middle Ground},
  author={J. Samuel Walker},
  journal={Diplomatic History},
  • J. Walker
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science
  • Diplomatic History
In a poll conducted in 1999, the Newseum, a museum of the news media in Arlington, Virginia, asked a panel of sixty-seven American journalists to rank the top one hundred stories of the twentieth century. The event that placed first in the survey of “prominent reporters, editors, broadcasters, photographers, and cartoonists” was the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945; its closest competitors were the landing on the moon, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the first successful flight by the Wright… Expand
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