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Written by Michael BessAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Bess

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: March 11, 2008
  • Price: $18.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-27580-6 (0-307-27580-9)
Also available as an eBook.


Introduction: Evaluating the Second World War: Celebration, Doubt, and Complexity

PART ONE: Fomenting War

1. A Wide World of Racisms
2. Causes of the Pacific War: A Longer View on Pearl Harbor
3. Causes of the War in Europe: The Paradoxical Legacy of Munich

PART TWO: Making War

4. Bystanders: How Much Is Not Enough?
5. Bombing Civilian Populations: A Case of Moral Slippage
6. Deep Evil and Deep Good: The Concept of Human Nature Confronts the Holocaust
7. Decisions at Midway, 1942: Moral Character As a Factor in Battle
8. Tyranny Triumphant: The Moral Awkwardness of the Alliance with Stalin
9. Kamikaze: Wartime Suicide Attackss in Anthropological Perspective
10. The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb: Twelve Questions

PART THREE: Long Term Consequences of the War

11. Justice for the Unspeakable?: The Enduring Legacy of the War Crimes Trials at Nuremberg and Tokyo
12. Generations Under a Shadow: The Challenges of Peace Since Hiroshima
13. The Politics of Memory: Remembering and Unremembering Wartime

Conclusion: What Would Be the Opposite of Hitler’s World?