On September 22, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. the MacArthur Memorial will host celebrated historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist James M. Scott for a discussion of his latest book: BLACK SNOW: Curtis LeMay, the Firebombing of Tokyo, and the Road to the Atomic Bomb.
BLACK SNOW tells the complete story of the 1945 Tokyo firebombing. Drawing extensively on first-person interviews in the United States and with survivors in Japan, air force archives, and oral histories never before published in English (including the 5,000-page Japanese collection known as the Tokyo Air Raid Damage Records), Scott re-creates the bombing and what led to it, bringing to life the military, political, and moral debates that convinced American forces to shift from a policy of daylight precision bombing to low-altitude incendiary raids – a process that helped create the moral and strategic framework for the eventual use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the presentation. Registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit www.macarthurmemorial.org or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-event-black-snow-with-james-scott-registration-396638585687.