Stilwell the Patriot: Vinegar Joe, the Brits and Chiang Kai-Shek

Stilwell the Patriot: Vinegar Joe, the Brits and Chiang Kai-Shek

by David Rooney
     
 

This new and meticulously researched biography of the controversial American commander Joe Stilwell presents an admirably lucid account of his career and the complex story of the campaign in Burma. Stilwell spent most of WWII as Chiang Kai-Shek's chief of staff in China. He was often at odds with the British generals Wavell, Slim and Wingate, men with whom he was

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This new and meticulously researched biography of the controversial American commander Joe Stilwell presents an admirably lucid account of his career and the complex story of the campaign in Burma. Stilwell spent most of WWII as Chiang Kai-Shek's chief of staff in China. He was often at odds with the British generals Wavell, Slim and Wingate, men with whom he was to co-operate in Burma. These arguments earned him the nickname of Vinegar' Joe. This sympathetic but critical biography analyses the passions of an American patriot, infuriated by Chiang's dishonesty and chicanery, and looks at the possible outcome if Stilwell's views had prevailed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853676321
Publisher:
Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal, Limited
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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