The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
and the Architecture of an American Myth


Cover photos : Geoff Spear

Publisher: KNOPF

This book was written with the benefit of newly-available historical documents. Through exhaustive research, it debunks several beliefs long held by the general public about the events that led to bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The cover is designed to resemble a headline from an old issue of The New York Times—recognized as the “Paper of Record”—to convey that this book is culled from factual data and not revisionist history.