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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. First Printing. 351, illus., maps, appendices, notes, bibliography, index, usual library markings, rear flyleaf has been removedDJ in plastic sleeve. This book details the U.S. plans to invade Japan at the end of the Second World War. The authors contend that the Japanese were not planning on surrendering, and were only forced to do so by the American use of atomic weapons.
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xiii, , 592 pages. Illustrations. Author's Note. Interviews. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Lawrence Rush "Rick" Atkinson IV (born November 16, 1952) is an American author, most recently of The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, the first volume in the Revolution Trilogy. He has won Pulitzer Prizes in history and journalism. After working as a newspaper reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post, Atkinson turned to writing military history. His seven books include narrative accounts of five different American wars. His Liberation Trilogy, a history of the American role in the liberation of Europe in World War II, concluded with the publication of The Guns at Last Light in May 2013. In 2010, he received the $100,000 Pritzker Military Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.