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The Generalissimo

Author : Jay Taylor
ISBN : 9780674033382
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chiang was a man of war who led the most ancient and populous country in the world through a quarter century of bloody revolutions, civil conflict, and wars of resistance against Japanese aggression. In 1949, when he was defeated by Mao Zedong, he fled t
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Generalissimo S Son

Author : Jay Taylor
ISBN : 0674044223
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Chiang Ching-kuo, son and political heir of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, was born in 1910, when Chinese women, nearly all illiterate, hobbled about on bound feet and men wore pigtails as symbols of subservience to the Manchu Dynasty. In his youth Ching-kuo was a Communist and a Trotskyite, and he lived twelve years in Russia. He died in 1988 as the leader of Taiwan, a Chinese society with a flourishing consumer economy and a budding but already wild, woolly, and open democracy. He was an actor in many of the events of the last century that shaped the history of China's struggles and achievements in the modern era: the surge of nationalism among Chinese youth, the grand appeal of Marxism-Leninism, the terrible battle against fascist Japan, and the long, destructive civil war between the Nationalists and the Communists. In 1949, he fled to Taiwan with his father and two million Nationalists. He led the brutal suppression of dissent on the island and was a major player in the cold, sometimes hot war between Communist China and America. By reacting to changing economic, social, and political dynamics on Taiwan, Sino-American rapprochement, Deng Xiaoping's sweeping reforms on the mainland, and other international events, he led Taiwan on a zigzag but ultimately successful transition from dictatorship to democracy. Jay Taylor underscores the interaction of political developments on the mainland and in Taiwan and concludes that if China ever makes a similar transition, it will owe much to the Taiwan example and the Generalissimo's son.
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China Burma India Theater Stilwell S Command Problems

Author : Charles F. Romanus
ISBN : 0160882338
Genre : Burma
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Søgeord: Y-Force; Kinesiske Hær; Kina; Wheeler, R.A.; Yu Fei-peng; Wavell; Japan, Japanske Styrker; US War Department; General Marshall; Stimson, H.L.; Trident; Krigshjælp; SEAC; Soong, T.V.; Somervell, B.B.; SOS, Services of Supply; Rangoon; Mountbatten; Magruder, J.; Lo Cho-ying; Ledo Road; MacArthur; McCloy, J.J.; Ho Ying-chin; Guerrillakrig; Burma Campaign; Currie, L.; CEF; Churchill; Chennault, C.L.; Wingate; Bissel, C.L.; Arnold, H.H.; Alexander, H.
Category: Burma

China Burma India Theater Time Runs Out In Cbi

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ISBN : 0160882311
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Søgeord: Y-Force; Kinesiske Hær; Kina; Wheeler, R.A.; Yu Fei-peng; Wavell; Japan, Japanske Styrker; US War Department; General Marshall; Stimson, H.L.; Trident; Krigshjælp; SEAC; Soong, T.V.; Somervell, B.B.; SOS, Services of Supply; Rangoon; Mountbatten; Magruder, J.; Lo Cho-ying; Ledo Road; MacArthur; McCloy, J.J.; Ho Ying-chin; Guerrillakrig; Burma Campaign; Currie, L.; CEF; Churchill; Chennault, C.L.; Wingate; Bissel, C.L.; Arnold, H.H.; Alexander, H.
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Andreas Hofer

Author : Luise Mühlbach
ISBN : NYPL:33433075739866
Genre : Austria
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Defeating Japan

Author : Charles F. Brower
ISBN : 9781137025227
Genre : History
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This book argues that American strategists in the Joint Chiefs of Staff were keenly aware of the inseparability of political and military aspects of strategy in the fight against Japan in World War II. They understood that war not only has political sources, it also has political purposes that establish the war's objectives and help to define the nature of the peace to follow. They understood that policy was the 'guiding intelligence' for war, in Clausewitzian terms, and that to attempt to approach strategic problems was nonsensical.
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Generalissimo

Author : Jonathan Fenby
ISBN : 9781471142956
Genre : History
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Chiang Kai-shek was the man who lost China to the Communists. As leader of the nationalist movement, the Kuomintang, Chiang established himself as head of the government in Nanking in 1928. Yet although he laid claim to power throughout the 1930s and was the only Chinese figure of sufficient stature to attend a conference with Churchill and Roosevelt during the Second World War, his desire for unity was always thwarted by threats on two fronts. Between them, the Japanese and the Communists succeeded in undermining Chiang's power-plays, and after Hiroshima it was Mao Zedong who ended up victorious. Brilliantly re-creating pre-Communist China in all its colour, danger and complexity, Jonathan Fenby's magisterial survey of this brave but unfulfilled life is destined to become the definitive account in the English language.
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The Farming Of Bones

Author : Edwidge Danticat
ISBN : 9781569479292
Genre : Fiction
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It is 1937 and Amabelle Désir, a young Haitian woman living in the Dominican Republic, has built herself a life as the servant and companion of the wife of a wealthy colonel. She and Sebastien, a cane worker, are deeply in love and plan to marry. But Amabelle's world collapses when a wave of genocidal violence, driven by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo, leads to the slaughter of Haitian workers. Amabelle and Sebastien are separated, and she desperately flees the tide of violence for a Haiti she barely remembers. Already acknowledged as a classic, this harrowing story of love and survival—from one of the most important voices of her generation—is an unforgettable memorial to the victims of the Parsley Massacre and a testimony to the power of human memory. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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