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    Unconditional Surrender - An Introduction to the end of WWII Marc Gallichio, award-winning author and Chair of History Department at Villanova University

    Downfall - The Stark Realities of the Atomic Bomb Richard B. Frank, veteran and author of Guadalcanal-- The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle

    A Conflicted Man: Emperor Hirohito and the End of the War with the United States Noriko Kawamura, Arnold M. and Atsuko Professor of History at Washington State University and author of Emperor Hirohito and the Pacific War and Turbulence in the Pacific: Japanese - U.S. Relations During World War I

    The Legacy of Admiral Nimitz in Today’s Japan Craig Symonds, Ernest J.
    King Distinguished Professor of Maritime History at the Naval War College and
    Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy

    Revelation and Reckoning: Total War in the Pacific 1944-1945 James
    Hornfischer, author of four New York Times bestsellers and considered one of
    the most commanding naval historians writing today

    Panel Discussion All five keynote speakers will participate in the live, panel
    discussion scheduled to be the final session of the Symposium on Saturday,
    September 19

    Other sessions, such as breakouts may be added to the program

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