HIS 100 Theme 2: Secondary Source Analysis Worksheet Prompt : Fill in each of the fields below using information from a secondary source of your choice. Be sure to include specific examples (page numbers, etc.). Full APA citation: Walker, J. (2005). Recent Literature on Truman's Atomic Bomb Decision: A Search for Middle Ground*. Diplomatic History , 29(2), pp.311-334 Identify author and describe potential biases. J. Samuel Walker is an American historian and author based in Maryland, most notable for his research and writing on the nuclear age, both weaponry and atomic energy. Although government affiliated he is mostly known for being highly critical of nuclear energy. Identify thesis and arguments. Walker is trying to uncover the truth of if the atomic bomb needed to be dropped or if Japan was already on the verge of surrender. Through the article both sides are presented. The reasons supporting the dropping of the atomic bomb is by doing so this provided the quickest
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