August 9, 2020
198 Bank Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Speaker Series: Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire
Sunday, August 9, 2020
On the 75th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, acclaimed historian Richard Frank will discuss his 1999 book Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire. Downfall explores the decision to use the atomic bomb and provides a comprehensive account of how Japan’s leaders were willing to risk complete annihilation to preserve the nation’s existing order.