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The Stilwell Papers
     

The Stilwell Papers

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by General Joseph W. Stilwell, Theodore H. White (Editor)
 

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His American men worshipped him. The Chinese armies he trained and led would have gone through hell for him. But the politicians, both in Chunk-King and Washington, hated his guts. And after two and a half years of bitter struggle in the China-Burma-India theater during the dog days of World War II, General Joseph W. Stilwell was abruptly relived of his command and

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His American men worshipped him. The Chinese armies he trained and led would have gone through hell for him. But the politicians, both in Chunk-King and Washington, hated his guts. And after two and a half years of bitter struggle in the China-Burma-India theater during the dog days of World War II, General Joseph W. Stilwell was abruptly relived of his command and brought back to the U.S. in an "atmosphere of crime."From the time he flew to the Far East to assume command of the handful of American forces in the C.B.I. theater until his recall in 1944, General Stilwell was engaged in one of the most complex, difficult, and confidential operations in American military history The Stilwell Papers-brilliantly edited and arranged by Theodore H. White, who knew the General in the C.B.I. theater-record Stilwell's on-the-spot account of the people and events of the moment with the salty directness of a man obligated to please no one but himself.But this book is not only an account of the various glories and frustrations of war; it is also the autobiography of one of America's greatest World War II commanders. General Stilwell was a strong, courageous man, deeply devoted to his country and charged with crucial responsibilities; and The Stilwell Papers is the deeply moving and striking self-portrait of that man and his struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306804281
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Series:
Quality Paperbacks Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Theodore H. White is the author of The Making of the President books, as well as America in Search of Itself.

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The Stilwell Papers 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Taken from the personal notes and correspondence of one of America's best generals of the Second War. Sent to Command Chinese and American forces in China, Stilwell conveys his earthy observations of the frustrations of a hard driving field commander burdened with an impossible political task. Stilwell saves little for Chaing Kai Shek, the British and his fellow Americans. A great insight into the man.