History Courses For

Dr. Christopher C. Lovett

The Atomic Bomb

Select Bibliography of the Atomic Bomb

  • Allen, Thomas B. and Polmar, Norman. Codename Downfall: The Secret Plan to Invade Japan. New York: Headline Books, 1995.
  • Alperovitz, Gar. Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965.
  • ___. The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and the Architecture of an American Myth. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995.
  • Brooks, Lester. Behind Japan's Surrender: The Secret Struggle that Ended an Empire. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968.
  • Butow, Robert J. C. Japan's Decision to Surrender. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1954.
  • Craig, William. The Fall of Japan. New York: Galahad Books, 1967.
  • Frank, Richard B. Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire. New York: Random House, 1999.
  • Groves, Leslie M. No It Can Be Told: The Story of the Manhattan Project. New York: Da Capo Books, 1962.
  • Harwit, Martin. An Exhibit Denied: Lobbying the History of Enola Gay. New York: Copernicus, 1996.
  • Herken, Gregg. The Winning Weapon: The Atomic Bomb in the Cold War, 1945-1950. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980.
  • Hersey, John. Hiroshima. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946.
  • Knebel, Fletcher and Bailey, Charles W. III. No High Ground. New York: Bantam, 1960.
  • Lifton, Robert Jay. Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima. New York: Random House, 1967.
  • Lifton, Robert Jay and Mitchell, Greg. Hiroshima in America: Fifty Years of Denial. New York: Grosset/Putnam, 1995.
  • Nobile, Philip. Judgment at the Smithsonian: The Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. New York: Marlowe and Company, 1995.
  • Rhodes, Richard. The Making of the Atomic Bomb. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1986.
  • ___. Dark Sun: Making of the Hydrogen Bomb. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995.
  • Sherwin, Martin J. A World Destroyed: The Atomic Bomb and the Grand Alliance. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1975.
  • Sigal, Leon V. Fighting to a Finish: The Politics of War Termination in the United States and Japan, 1945. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1988.
  • Skates, John Ray. The Invasion of Japan: Alternative to the Bomb. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1994.
  • Takaki, Ronald. Hiroshima: Why America Dropped the Atomic Bomb. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995.
  • Thomas, Gordon and Witts, Max Morgan. Enola Gay. New York: Stein and Day, 1977.
  • Walker, J. Samuel. Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs Against Japan. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.
  • Wilcox, Robert K. Japan's Secret War: Japan's Race Against Time to Build Its Own Atomic Bomb. New York: Marlowe and Company, 1995.
  • Wyden, Peter. Day One: Before Hiroshima and After. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984.