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The Resource Cataclysm : General Hap Arnold and the defeat of Japan, Herman S. Wolk

Cataclysm : General Hap Arnold and the defeat of Japan, Herman S. Wolk

Label
Cataclysm : General Hap Arnold and the defeat of Japan
Title
Cataclysm
Title remainder
General Hap Arnold and the defeat of Japan
Statement of responsibility
Herman S. Wolk
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The B-29 long-range bombing campaign against the Japanese home islands dictated unprecedented organization and command; hence, Arnold established the Twentieth Air Force, commanded by himself from Washington and reporting directly to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This new type of bombing offensive-distinct in command, organization, range, and weapons from the European experience-also called for exemplary operational combat leadership in the field. Here Arnold excelled in his command of the AAF, relieving a long-time colleague (Hansell) in favor of a hard-nosed operator (LeMay). This crucial move was a turning point in the Pacific war. Although the Soviet declaration of war on Japan was a factor in the Japanese surrender, it was the atomic bomb that politically shocked the Japanese to capitulation. Arnold, the architect of the bombing offensive, emphasized that Japan was already defeated in the summer of 1945 by the bombing and blockade and that it was not militarily necessary to drop the atomic bomb
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2010
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolk, Herman S.
Dewey number
940.54/4973092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UG626.2.A76
LC item number
W65 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arnold, Henry Harley
  • Arnold, Henry Harley
  • United States
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • B-29 (Bomber)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Air power
  • Arnold, Henry Harley
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • HISTORY
  • Air power
  • B-29 (Bomber)
  • Bombing, Aerial
  • Command of troops
  • Military operations, Aerial
  • Japan
  • United States
Label
Cataclysm : General Hap Arnold and the defeat of Japan, Herman S. Wolk
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roosevelt and Arnold -- Planning for the defeat of Japan -- Arnold forms the Twentieth Air Force -- Arnold places LeMay in command -- June 1945: a meeting at the White House -- Arnold, Potsdam, and the atomic bomb -- Who was Hap Arnold?
Control code
671654977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages, 25 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441678713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671654977
Label
Cataclysm : General Hap Arnold and the defeat of Japan, Herman S. Wolk
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roosevelt and Arnold -- Planning for the defeat of Japan -- Arnold forms the Twentieth Air Force -- Arnold places LeMay in command -- June 1945: a meeting at the White House -- Arnold, Potsdam, and the atomic bomb -- Who was Hap Arnold?
Control code
671654977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 300 pages, 25 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781441678713
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)671654977

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