Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-1945 - Tuchman, Barbara Wertheim

Tuchman uses the epic life of "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell, commander of United States forces and allied chief of staff to Chiang Kai-shek, 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.