Ninety-Day Wonder

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In his four years of navy service during WWII, Ensign John Horton's military career ranged from communications in Manila to commander of a guerrilla training camp for Chinese soldiers. He also engaged with the Chinese in acts of sabotage, blowing up railroads and bridges in Japanese-occupied areas.

Horton experienced a fascinating yet little-known act of the war. With eyewitness accounts from both Chinese and US soldiers, Ninety-Day Wonder provides a rare and riveting glimpse of...

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Overview

In his four years of navy service during WWII, Ensign John Horton's military career ranged from communications in Manila to commander of a guerrilla training camp for Chinese soldiers. He also engaged with the Chinese in acts of sabotage, blowing up railroads and bridges in Japanese-occupied areas.

Horton experienced a fascinating yet little-known act of the war. With eyewitness accounts from both Chinese and US soldiers, Ninety-Day Wonder provides a rare and riveting glimpse of a China filled with bravery and foreboding, a country fighting a vicious enemy while teetering on the brink of civil war.

"In this marvelous book, John Horton brings insight to this complicated and brutal war." (James Lilley, Former Ambassador to China)


Author Bio: John Ryder Horton was a naval officer in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked in 1941 and saw Indonesia fall in 1942. From 1943 to 1945, he served in China in guerrilla warfare against the Japanese. Postwar, Horton earned a Master's degree in International Relations at the University of Chicago and served thereafter as an operations officer with the CIA.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595094530
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.64 (d)

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