Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Last To Die: A Defeated Empire, A Forgotten Mission, And The Last American Killed In World War II
Veteran journalist and author Joseph C. Goulden offers a good review of Stephen Harding's Last to Die in the Washington Times.
Here Mr. Harding puts paid to the claque of leftist deniers (especially in American academia) who still challenge President Truman’s decision to end the war with atomic weapons. As the Japanese army chief of staff pointed out to dissident officers, continuing the war was pointless. “Given that the Americans seemed entirely willing to keep dropping atomic bombs on Japan’s major cities — and one had to assume … that Tokyo was quite likely next on the target list — attempting to continue he war would most certainly result in many more dead Japanese.”
You can read the rest of the review via the below link: