Book Discussion on Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

Professor Hasegawa talked about his book Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan, published by Belknap Press. He… read more

Professor Hasegawa talked about his book Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan, published by Belknap Press. He said he is revising the standard history of the end of World War II by using a larger international perspective. He explained that Stalin and Truman were in an intense conflict and that Stalin exploited the situation. Not only did the U.S. atomic bombs end the war, but also the domestic situation in Japan between the war parties and the peace parties contributed to Japan’s surrender. Professor Hasegawa was joined in discussion by Professors Beisner and Harrison, and they answered audience members' questions. close

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  • Beisner, Robert L. Professor Emeritus American University->History Department
  • Harrison, Hope M. Associate Professor George Washington University->History and International Affairs
  • Hasegawa, Tsuyoshi Director University of California, Santa Barbara->Center for Cold War Studies
  • Ostermann, Christian Project Director Wilson (Woodrow) International Center for Scholars->Cold War International History Project
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Book Discussion on Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

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First Aired:
Feb 13, 2006
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Aug 15, 2010

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