DIARIES OF JAMES V FORRESTAL, 1944-1949
Complete and unexpurgated diaries from the Seeley G Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University
- This is the first time that the complete, unexpurgated diaries of James V Forrestal have been published.
- At five times the length of the printed edition, there is much more in this original typescript record.
- Forrestal had privileged access to many vital policy meetings and kept a careful record of what was said.
- This is a crucial source for anyone studying America and World War II.
- There is much on the Pacific War, Atomic Tests, and the decision to drop two nuclear bombs on Japan.
- There is also a great deal on post-war nuclear policy, the occupation of Japan, and Marshall Aid to Europe.