Target Tokyo

Target Tokyo

Author: Gordon W. Prange

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480489486

Category: History

Page: 699

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From the New York Times–bestselling authors of Miracle at Midway: A thrilling account of one of World War II’s most legendary spies. Richard Sorge was dispatched to Tokyo in 1933 to serve the spymasters of Moscow. For eight years, he masqueraded as a Nazi journalist and burrowed deep into the German embassy, digging for the secrets of Hitler’s invasion of Russia and the Japanese plans for the East. In a nation obsessed with rooting out moles, he kept a high profile—boozing, womanizing, and operating entirely under his own name. But he policed his spy ring scrupulously, keeping such a firm grip that by the time the Japanese uncovered his infiltration, he had done irreversible damage to the cause of the Axis. The first definitive account of one of the most remarkable espionage sagas of World War II, Target Tokyo is a tightly wound portrayal of a man who risked his life for his country, hiding in plain sight.

Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor

Author: James M. Scott

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393246766

Category: History

Page: 640

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Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History "Like Lauren Hillebrand's Unbroken…Target Tokyo brings to life an indelible era." —Ben Cosgrove, The Daily Beast On April 18, 1942, sixteen U.S. Army bombers under the command of daredevil pilot Jimmy Doolittle lifted off from the deck of the USS Hornet on a one-way mission to pummel Japan’s factories, refineries, and dockyards in retaliation for their attack on Pearl Harbor. The raid buoyed America’s morale, and prompted an ill-fated Japanese attempt to seize Midway that turned the tide of the war. But it came at a horrific cost: an estimated 250,000 Chinese died in retaliation by the Japanese. Deeply researched and brilliantly written, Target Tokyo has been hailed as the definitive account of one of America’s most daring military operations.

Summary of James M. Scott's Target Tokyo

Summary of James M. Scott's Target Tokyo

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 9798822525535

Category: History

Page: 62

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 President Franklin Roosevelt was enjoying a late lunch in his White House study on December 7, 1941. The situation in the Pacific had become stressful, and he decided to pass on a luncheon hosted by his wife, Eleanor, for 31 people. Instead, he chose to dine in his study with his longtime friend and aide Harry Hopkins #2 Roosevelt had long struggled to prepare the American public and lawmakers for war, many of whom argued that the vast Atlantic and Pacific Oceans served as natural barriers against foreign aggressors. He focused much of his attention on Europe, where Adolf Hitler’s Germany had invaded Poland in September 1939. #3 The president knew that Japan was a formidable foe, even though the four-year war with China had been costly. Japan had stockpiled raw materials, from iron ore and rubber to a two-year supply of oil. The Japanese Navy outgunned American forces in the Pacific Ocean. #4 The attack on Pearl Harbor was confirmed by the four-star admiral Harold Stark. It had caused severe loss of life and damage to the Pacific Fleet. The exact details would emerge only in the days and weeks ahead, but the raid had destroyed or damaged eighteen ships, including eight battlewagons, three cruisers, and several destroyers.

General Leemy's Circus

General Leemy's Circus

Author: Earl A. Snyder

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781794870321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

View: 866

General Leemy's Circus: A Navigator's Story of the Twentieth Air Force In World War II is the action-packed account of the fearless men who flew the Superforts, the B-29's of General Curtis Lemay's XXI Bomber Command. The navigator's role was a critical one and involved making complex directional calculations during the chaos of combat. Navigator turned author Earl Snyder was a whiz at steering pilots through the whirlwinds of skirmishes and had a knack for thinking on the fly in the middle of the storm. His unique improvisational skills earned him a place in the Circus and the important series of bombings that ended the war. This is his story.

Computational and Experimental Approaches in Multi-target Pharmacology

Computational and Experimental Approaches in Multi-target Pharmacology

Author: Thomas J. Anastasio

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889452521

Category:

Page:

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The next frontier in pharmacology is the development of multi-target strategies in which pathological processes are controlled by pharmacologically manipulating them at many different points at once. Designing multi-target strategies will require deep understanding of the complex physiology that underlies pathological processes. It will also require the development of single drugs with multiple targets, or combinations of drugs with compatible pharmacokinetics that work synergistically to maximize desirable effects while minimizing unwanted side effects. This e-Book contains ten original articles, each addressing a different aspect of this challenge. Together they open new perspectives and show the way forward in the development of multi-target therapeutics.

Polarized Sources, Targets and Polarimetry

Polarized Sources, Targets and Polarimetry

Author: Giuseppe Ciullo

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814324915

Category: Science

Page: 337

View: 527

This book collects the most recent experimental results, new ideas and prototypes in the field of nuclear gaseous and solid polarized targets and polarimetry. It contains the contribution of the biennial meeting on the topics of Polarized Sources, Targets and Polarimetry. Therefore includes the most recent developments and performances in the field and new proposals. The contributing authors are the experts of the field. The topics covered include: Polarized Electron Sources, Polarized Proton and Deuterium Sources, Polarized Internal Targets, Polarized 3He Ion Sources and Targets, Polarimetry (e, p, d) at Low and High Energy, Polarized antiprotons, Polarized Solid Targets.

Polarized Sources and Targets

Polarized Sources and Targets

Author: Tomohiro Uesaka

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812770653

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Polarized beams and targets have been irreplaceable tools in nuclear and particle physics experiments for a long time and have provided us rich information on the role played by spin-degrees of freedom in the sub-nuclear world. In addition, techniques to obtain large nuclear polarization have recently been applied to new fields such as materials and medical sciences. The scope of these proceedings covers recent progress of state-of-the-art techniques in spin polarization, the cryogenic method, the atomic beam method, the optical pumping method and the nuclear reaction method.

The Bomber Mafia

The Bomber Mafia

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316296939

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 989

A “truly compelling” (Good Morning America) New York Times bestseller that explores how technology and best intentions collide in the heat of war—from the creator and host of the podcast Revisionist History. In The Bomber Mafia, Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American history. Most military thinkers in the years leading up to World War II saw the airplane as an afterthought. But a small band of idealistic strategists, the “Bomber Mafia,” asked: What if precision bombing could cripple the enemy and make war far less lethal? In contrast, the bombing of Tokyo on the deadliest night of the war was the brainchild of General Curtis LeMay, whose brutal pragmatism and scorched-earth tactics in Japan cost thousands of civilian lives, but may have spared even more by averting a planned US invasion. In The Bomber Mafia, Gladwell asks, “Was it worth it?” Things might have gone differently had LeMay’s predecessor, General Haywood Hansell, remained in charge. Hansell believed in precision bombing, but when he and Curtis LeMay squared off for a leadership handover in the jungles of Guam, LeMay emerged victorious, leading to the darkest night of World War II. The Bomber Mafia is a riveting tale of persistence, innovation, and the incalculable wages of war.