Death Is Lighter Than a Feather
The Invasion of Japan
The Invasion of Japan: An Alternative to the Bomb
I haven't yet read this book myself. I understand that the book contains quite a lot of information about the invasion plans, and this is the main focus of much of the text. I also understand that Skates' position is that Japan was already effectively defeated by blockade and conventional bombing, surrender was likely, and that an invasion would not have resulted in the bloodbath with millions of casualties that some people claim. On this basis, I believe the author therefore concludes that invasion was preferable to the atomic bombs.
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