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 ...Show synopsisTuchman 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.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. MacMillan Co., New York, NY...Very good in very good dust jacket. MacMillan Co., New York, NY, 1971. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+/VG+, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 621pgs(Index). Price unclipped, DJ very slightly nicked foot of spine, a front & rear DJ flap crease, page ends lightly browned, rear free endpaper partly/lightly browned, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text in Fine condition. ISBN 0026202905 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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Description:Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. book: VG...Very good in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. book: VG-mild crease along spine edges; mild shelfwear to boards; slight wear to top & bottom corner of boards; some mild scuffing & small areas of moisture staining along top edge; glued on headband separated from top edge of spine; mild soiling along bottom edge at fore-edge; mild browning to top, bottom & fore-edge. dj: VG-moderate wrinkling & scuffing near & to spine edges; mild to moderate general shelfwear; approx 3/4" shallow scratch on spine; mild browning along top & bottom edges of flaps. a very adequate unread unread copy with dj in mylar protection. signed by author on special tipped in page. Includes blue "1st Edition Circle" heavy paper bookmark.
Description:Good/Fair to Good. 8vo 0026202905 Signed by the Author Winner...Good/Fair to Good. 8vo 0026202905 Signed by the Author Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Dust jacket soiled, unclipped in a clear protective sleeve, rubbed to edges, tears, repairs. Blck cloth boards with bright gilt titling, dusty boards. Map on end papers. Authors signature on blank page before half title. Photographs / plates. xv, 621 pages clean and tight. BARBARA TUCHMAN, whose previous works have examined World War I and the origins of the world's most violent century, now turns her attention to the sources of America's involvement in Asia. Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45 is brilliant narrative history and superb biography-at once the story of our number-one man in China, the fabulous "Vinegar Joe, " and of the American relation to China over three decades, from the fall of the Manchu empire to the rise of Mao Tse-tung. Stilwell was a man who loved China deeply, spoke its language, knew its people as fe v Americans ever have, and who saw the country without the obscuring haze of myth of his couittrymen at home. The narrative follows hiin from the time he first entered China during the Revolution of 1911, the year when "the most ancient of independent nations stumbled into the twentieth century, " through his tours of duty in Peking and Tientsin in the 192os and 3os, to his return as theater commander for China-Burma-India in World War II. Entwined with his fortunes is the twisted tale of American policy from the Open Door of John Hay to the doomed mission of General Marshall. The story reaches a climax in the classic confrontation between Stilwell, the unyielding force (in his assignment to mobilize the "combat effectiveness" of China), and Chiang Kai-shek, the immovable object. In that conflict the Generalissimo prevailed; China's destiny was self-determined, with results affecting all of us today.
Description:Very Good in Good+ jacket. Signed by Author 6 1/2" X 9 1/2." 621...Very Good in Good+ jacket. Signed by Author 6 1/2" X 9 1/2." 621 pages. The sources of America's involvement in Asia. A brilliant narrative history and superb biography. Covers from the fall of the Manchu empire to the rise of Mao Tse-tung. Spine head and tail faded. Two small tears on dust jacket bottom edge. Some shelf rubbing.
Description:Easton Press, Norwalk, CT, 1994. Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5...Easton Press, Norwalk, CT, 1994. Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 621pgs(Index). Full dark brown leather binding with four raised spine ribs, gold stamped lettering & cover designs, all around page ends gold gilt & attached beige cloth page marker. A few faint 1/4" scuff marks on fore-edge page ends, o.w. clean, bright & tight. No ink names, bookplates etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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