Just Another Bomb?

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Science  03 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5838, pp. 598-599
DOI: 10.1126/science.1144537

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Five Days in August. How World War II Became a Nuclear War. By Michael D. Gordin. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2007. 225 pp. $24.95, £14.95. ISBN 9780691128184.

Gordin centers this short, intriguing reconsideration of the role of the atomic bomb in ending the second world war on the military, strategic, and political aspects of the history.