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A Plain Sailorman in China: The Life of and Times of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, USN, 1875-1943

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A Plain Sailorman in China: The Life of and Times of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, Usn, 1875-1943 - Swanson, Bruce, and Morrison, Vance H, and McDowell, Don H
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A Plain Sailorman in China is a biography of Cdr. Irvin Van Gorder Gillis, USN that recounts both his extraordinary family history - a fascinating slice of Americana in the 1800's - and Irvin's multi-faceted career as a naval officer for 25 years and then as successful rare Chinese book collector. Son of a U. S. Navy Rear Admiral, as a U.S. Naval Academy graduate in 1894 he distinguished himself academically at the Academy and soon operationally while serving aboard his first U. S. Navy warships. Assigned to a torpedo boat ...

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A Plain Sailorman in China: The Life of and Times of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, Usn, 1875-1943 2012, US Naval Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9781612511054

Hardcover