Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45

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Grove Press, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 621 pages
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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."
  

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This is an amazing book which brings a perspective on US - China relations hard to imagine these days. Part of the beauty of this book is that it was written by an eye witness who happen to be a ... Read full review

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Good history but ultimately frustrating. The entire book revolves around 2 actions: 1) Chiang promising something but really lying to Stillwell and 2) Stillwell not believing him but trying to ... Read full review

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