By Francis Owen Rice, Edward Teller

Show description

Read Online or Download The structure of matter,: By Francis Owen Rice and Edward Teller PDF

Best literary books

Melancholy and Literary Biography, 1640-1816

This booklet deals an unique account of the advance of literary biography within the lengthy eighteenth century and divulges other ways within which biographers probed the interior lifestyles via writers' depression. the 1st part tracks the risky prestige of depression in biographical writing from Walton to Johnson within the context of adjusting clinical and theological realizing of the .

The Dawn and Twilight of Zoroastrianism

This vintage account of Zoroastrianism is the main complete survey of the faith to be had. The study's sections correspond to the 2 classes of Zoroastrian greatness in its place of birth, Iran: the 1st happened round 588 BC, through the Achaemenian Empire, and the second one in the course of the Empire of the Sassanians (225-652 AD), which lengthy rivaled the may possibly of Rome.

The Other (Vintage Contemporaries)

From the writer of the bestselling Snow Falling on Cedars, a coming-of-age novel that offers powerfully assorted visions of what it skill to dwell an exceptional existence and the compromises that include achievement. John William Barry and Neil Countryman shared a love of the outside, hiking frequently into Washington's distant backcountry the place that they had to depend upon their wits—and every one other—to live on.

Criminal Sociology

This ebook was once switched over from its actual version to the electronic layout through a group of volunteers. you could locate it at no cost on the internet. buy of the Kindle version contains instant supply. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

Additional info for The structure of matter,: By Francis Owen Rice and Edward Teller

Sample text

The future promised graver and disastrous shortages. The rice crop was expected to be the worst in forty-six years. By November 1, which by coincidence was the beginning of the 1946 rice year as well as X-Day for Operation Olympic, existing stocks would provide only four days' issue of the stringent July ration. With the Allies controlling Japanese waters there would be less fish. Loss of producing areas and the Allied blockade had already reduced to a trickle the food imports on which the nation depended so greatly, and could be expected to shut them off entirely.

To do so would give the Allies use of their ground forces as well as naval and airpower while denying the enemy time to strengthen homeland defenses. " The final argument may have been the persuasive one. In most minds, the specter of staggering losses overshadowed other considerations. The final decision to invade or not to invade rested upon President Harry S. Truman and the price concerned him gravely. S. Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall told the President at Potsdam that Downfall would cost a minimum of a quarter-million casualties and possibly a million.

There was also support for a third strategy: not to invade at all but to complete the encirclement of Japan and force capitulation through blockade and bombardment. There were two chief arguments for preliminary landings in China and elsewhere. They would provide new bases from which to bomb the home islands, reducing Japan's ability to resist invasion, and they would block the movement of reinforcements and supplies from the mainland. General MacArthur opposed this course on the grounds it would send the weight of the Allied advance off on a tangent and so spread Allied strength over a vast expanse of the Pacific that no attack on Japan could be mounted without troops from Europe.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 14 votes