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Homer Lea : American soldier of fortune

Author: Lawrence M Kaplan
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Series: American warriors (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a five-feet-three-inch hunchback who weighed about 100 pounds, Homer Lea (1876-1912), was an unlikely candidate for life on the battlefield, yet he became a world-renowned military hero. In the Dragon's Lair: The Exploits of Homer Lea paints a revealing portrait of a diminutive yet determined man who never earned his valor on the field of battle, but left an indelible mark on his times.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kaplan, Lawrence M. (Lawrence Martin), 1954-
Homer Lea.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010
(DLC) 2010023314
(OCoLC)639159480
Named Person: Homer Lea; Yat-sen Sun
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence M Kaplan
ISBN: 9780813126173 0813126177
OCLC Number: 697174416
Description: 1 online resource (x, 314 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Charismatic dreamer --
In the dragon's lair --
A Don Quixote in China --
General without an army --
The Imperial Reform Army --
The Falkenberg comedy --
Resourceful schemer --
The quill and the sword --
The Red Dragon Plan --
Final crusade --
Conclusion: the man and the myth.
Series Title: American warriors (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: Lawrence M. Kaplan.

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As a five-feet-three-inch hunchback who weighed about 100 pounds, Homer Lea (1876-1912), was an unlikely candidate for life on the battlefield, yet he became a world-renowned military hero. In the Dragon's Lair: The Exploits of Homer Lea paints a revealing portrait of a diminutive yet determined man who never earned his valor on the field of battle, but left an indelible mark on his times.

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