A Plain Sailorman in China: The Life of and Times of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, USN, 1875-1948 [NOOK Book]

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This biography recounts the extraordinary life of I. V. Gillis, both as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1894 to 1919 and as a collector of rare Chinese books. China specialist Bruce Swanson captures the colorful, multi-faceted life of the man known as an innovative thinker, tactical practitioner, spy, and successful diplomat. Gillis, a second-generation Naval Academy graduate and the son of an admiral, was hailed a hero while serving aboard his first warship in the Spanish-American War and in 1907 became the ...
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A Plain Sailorman in China: The Life of and Times of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, USN, 1875-1948

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Overview

This biography recounts the extraordinary life of I. V. Gillis, both as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1894 to 1919 and as a collector of rare Chinese books. China specialist Bruce Swanson captures the colorful, multi-faceted life of the man known as an innovative thinker, tactical practitioner, spy, and successful diplomat. Gillis, a second-generation Naval Academy graduate and the son of an admiral, was hailed a hero while serving aboard his first warship in the Spanish-American War and in 1907 became the first U. S. Naval Attaché to China. He remained in China until his death, marrying a Chinese princess, and collecting books now housed at Princeton University.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612513928
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 7/10/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 4 MB

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