I am going to have to learn to leave comments like that alone at CT.... oh, McManus. He has his own zone of reality.I've finished "The Sleepwalkers" & want to find time to write a mini-review, but haven't succeeded yet.
"I've finished 'The Sleepwalkers'..."I'll look forward to reading what you have to say about it.
Short version: it's like the Kaiser and the King-Emperor hired Clarence Darrow.
A multilingual Clarence Darrow w archival research skills, presumably ;)
Btw you might want to look at Kindred W's post on '45 and the A-bombhereThe third comment links to a pdf that I haven't read.
Thanks, I did comment over there. People in retrospect tend to think that the A-bombs were such terrible weapons, surely their use required express orders as to date, etc. Whereas the attitude seems to've been "here's some bombs, here are the targets, go for it." (Because burning down cities was par for the course by then, and nobody making the decisions seems to have realized that this was going to be something qualitatively worse.)
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