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From the Publisher"The Rice Paddy Navy imparts illuminating insights into the secret organization of US Navy personnel and Chinese guerillas during one of the darkest periods in the 20th century."
--Jonathan Veres, www.cybermodeler.com (January 2013)
"The U.S. Navy conducting intelligence operations in the inner regions of China? Including arming and directing guerrilla bands to fight the Japanese? As far-fetched as that might sound, such is exactly what happened in World War II, in what was one of the best kept secrets of the war. Although several books have been published about the “rice paddy navy,” Linda Kush’s book is the most thorough exploration of the work of an extraordinary joint venture, the Sino-American Cooperative Organization (SACO)."
--The Washington Times
"There is so much depth and insight here, that it is an unparalleled achievement based on source materials and key to any definitive collection covering events of the times."
- The Midwest Book Review (February 2013)
"...Linda Kush reveals the story of this covert operation, uncovering the military accomplishments, diplomatic ties, and political wrangling that colored one of the most successful—and little known— efforts of World War II."
- Reading Room Book Reviews (June 2013)
"I recommend this book to any and all readers with an interest in the clandestine operations of the Second World War. This book opens new vistasinto what went on behind the scenes and how they affected victory in the Pacific in the long run. Anyone with an interest in military history or little known naval operations will truly enjoy this book."
- Richard Mataka, www.mataka.org