| (1) Giangreco, D. M., Operation
Downfall [US invasion of Japan]: US Plans and
Japanese Counter-Measures, presentation
given at the symposium Beyond Bushido - Recent Work
in Japanese Military History sponsored by the
Center for East Asian Studies, the College of Liberal
Arts and Sciences, the Office of International Programs,
and the Departments of History and East Asian Languages
and Cultures at the University of Kansas. Monday,
February 16, 1998.
(2) Giangreco, D. M., Casualty Projections for the U.S. Invasion of Japan, 1945-1946: Planning and Policy Implications, Journal of Military History, 61: 521-582, July, 1997. The Journal of Military History is published quarterly for the Society for Military History by the George C. Marshall Foundation and the Virginia Military Institute. Mr. Giangreco was awarded the Society for Military HistoryÔs 1998 Moncado Prize for this article.
(3) Giangreco, D. M., Rousseau or Monboddo?, the original version of what later appeared in the October, 1999, Journal of Military History. This matter is also continued in a Diplomatic History piece (April 2005) by J. Samuel Walker. For the D. M. Giangreco response to Walker, see the Giangreco Letter in the August 2005 Passport (vol. 36, no. 2, p. 52).
(4) Giangreco, D. M., To Bomb or Not To
Bomb, an essay with bibliography covering
the atom bomb and planned invasion of Japan, Naval
War College Review, Spring, 1998.
(5) Giangreco, D. M., Parameters,
Army War College review essay covering the following
works on the use of the atomic bomb and the planned
invasion of Japan that were not covered in the Naval
War College Review essay.
(8) Giangreco, D. M., Letters, Joint Forces Quarterly, Spring, 1996. Letters discussing the Joint Force Quarterly article including one from the same fellow which prompted "Rousseau or Monboddo." Author's responses to these letters.
(9) Giangreco, D. M. and Moore, Kathryn, Dear Harry . . . Truman's Mailroom, 1945-1953: The Truman Administration Through Correspondence with Everyday Americans, Illustrated, 512 pp. Mechanicsburg, Pa.:Stackpole Books. $34.95. The Truman Show, (in MS Word format), Stanley Weintraub, Sunday, October 24, 1999, New York Times Book Review. Numerous issues relating to the end of the war can also be found this book.
(10) Giangreco, D. M., Harry Truman and the Price of Victory: New Light on the President's Biggest Decision, American Heritage, April-May, 2003. This article briefly summarizes one aspect of the article (11) which follows.
(11) 'A Score of Bloody Okinawas and Iwo Jimas': President Truman and Casualty Estimates for the Invasion of Japan, Pacific Historical Review: February, 2003. This article is now part of a University of Missouri Press [ http://www.umsystem.edu/upress/ ] anthology Hiroshima in History: The Myths of Revisionism. It is edited by Robert James Maddox and can be purchased from Amazon books by clicking here. (Book cover at the right).
(12) Giangreco, D. M., 60 Years Ago: Spinning the casualties after D-Day, History News Service, sponsored by the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, October 24, 2004.
(13) Giangreco, D. M., Spinning the Casualties: Media Strategies during the Roosevelt Administration, December, 2004, Passport, (the revamped SHAFRNewsletter).
(14) Giangreco, D. M., The Soldier from Independence: Harry S. Truman and the Great War, a lecture presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society for Military History at the Frank Lloyd Wright Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin, April 7, 2002. This article has also been published in the Journal of the Royal Artillery 130:56-59, Autumn, 2003. It examines Truman's activities during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive when he commanded his battery within what one artilleryman described as "a cemetery of unburied dead," and tentatively links this experience to his atom bomb decision.
(15) Giangreco, D. M., Gentlemen, We Were The Victim of Our Own Success: Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner discusses the failed invasion of Japan at the Naval War College. This paper was adapted from a chapter written for the book Rising Sun Victorious, released by the British firm Greenhill Press in 2001. This paper is used in classes at the United States Naval War College and the Army Command and General Staff College as a primer on idiosyncratic and asymmetric warfare, access denial and joint operations along the littorals or coastline regions.
(16) Giangreco, D. M., Moore, Kathryn, Should
America Have Bombed Hiroshima?, American
Heritage Events, AmericanHeritage.com website,
September 2, 2005. A somewhat updated
version is on the British blog site "Harry's
Place" with information on the British Commonwealth
participation in Operation DOWNFALL, the planned
1945-1946 invasion of Japan, for its readers.
(17) Giangreco, D. M., Did Truman Really Oppose the Soviet Union's Decision to Enter the War Against Japan?, review and analysis of Tsuyoshi Hasegawa's 2005 book Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan. Further discussion of this issue by Giangreco is provided through the on-line magazine American Thinker, May 8, 2006.
(18) Giangreco, D. M., Was Dwindling US Army Manpower a Factor in the Atom Bombing of Hiroshima?, History News Network, July 21, 2008. This article is based on a paper, "The 'Manpower Box' of 1946: Army Ground Forces and the Planned Invasion of Honshu", presented at the Society for Military History's 2006 Conference.
(19) Giangreco, D. M., Hiroshima
Hoax: Japan's 'Willingness to Surrender' Before
the Bomb, American Thinker, August 3,
2008, reviews the work of historian Robert James
Maddox on issues surrounding use of the atomic bomb
and Japanese decision making in the period before
Michael Kort (Boston University) comments on Mr. Giangreco's principal critic in Casualty Projections for the Invasion of Japan, Phantom Estimates, and the Math of Barton Bernstein, Passport, (the newsletter of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations), December, 2003.
A list of books published by D. M. Giangreco can be found here.
The Mitsubishi A6M Zero was a lightweight fighter aircraft operated by the Imperial Japanese Naval Air Service (IJNAS) from 1940 to 1945. The origin of its official designation was that "A" signified a fighter and "6" for the sixth model built by Mitsubishi ("M"). The A6M was usually referred to by the Allies as the "Zero"¸a name that was frequently misapplied to other Japanese fighters, such as the Nakajima Ki-43¸as well as other codenames and nicknames, including "Zeke", "Hamp" and "Hap".
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