Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45

Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45
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Author: Barbara W. Tuchman, John King Fairbank
Category: Cultural
Published: October 7th 2001 by Grove Press (first published 1971)
Pages: 624 pages
Language English

Barbara W. Tuchman won the Pulitzer Prize for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 in 1972. She uses the life of Joseph Stilwell, the military attache to China in 1935-39 and commander of United States forces and allied chief of staff to Chiang Kai-shek in 1942-44, to explore the history of China from the revolution of 1911 to the turmoil of World War II, when China s Nationalist government faced attack from Japanese invaders and Communist insurgents. Her story is an account of both American relations with China and the experiences of one of our men on the ground. In the cantankerous but level-headed Vinegar Joe, Tuchman found a subject who allowed her to perform, in the words of The National Review, one of the historian s most envied magic acts: conjoining a fine biography of a man with a fascinating epic story. Recommended in Laura Berquist U.S. History Geography and American Literature Author: Barbara W TuchmanFormat: 624 pages, PaperbackPublisher: Grove Press 1st Grove Press ed edition (October 7, 2001) ISBN: 978-0802138521

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