Book cover of Road to Surrender: Three Men and the Countdown to the End of World War II by Evan Thomasby Evan Thomas

A riveting, immersive account of the agonizing decision to use nuclear weapons against Japan—a crucial turning point in World War II and geopolitical history—with you-are-there immediacy by the New York Times bestselling author of Ike’s Bluff and Sea of Thunder.

“As Christopher Nolan’s movie Oppenheimer shows, the shockwaves reverberate still. The veteran biographer Evan Thomas now enters the debate.”—The Wall Street Journal

At 9:20 a.m. on the morning of May 30, General Groves receives a message to report to the office of the secretary of war “at once.” Stimson is waiting for him. He wants to know: has Groves selected the targets yet?

Interview with the Author

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Episode 164: Bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. ‘Road to Surrender’ with Evan Thomas.
5/20/23           23 min

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371 | Evan Thomas: The Atomic Bomb’s Legacy in a Disordered World
5/18/23          38 min

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Cross-Examining History Episode 60 – Evan Thomas
6/5/23          54 min

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WW2: How The War Ended
9/3/23          38 min

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