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Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45
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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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Presents an examination of the life of General Joseph Stilwell, the Army officer in charge of U.S. affairs in China during World War II, and provides information on his role in the military from 1935 to 1944 as well as the larger scope of American relations with China from 1911-1945. Includes bibliography, end notes, and index.
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