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Homer Lea : American soldier of fortune

Auteur : Lawrence M Kaplan
Éditeur : Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Collection : American warriors (Lexington, Ky.)
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Document : Biographie : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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/forme : Electronic books
Biography
History
Format – détails additionnels : Print version:
Kaplan, Lawrence M. (Lawrence Martin), 1954-
Homer Lea.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010
(DLC) 2010023314
(OCoLC)639159480
Personne nommée : Homer Lea; Yat-sen Sun; Homer Lea; Yat-sen Sun
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Document, Ressource Internet
Format : Ressource Internet, Fichier informatique
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Lawrence M Kaplan
ISBN : 9780813126173 0813126177
Numéro OCLC : 697174416
Description : 1 online resource (x, 314 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, map.
Contenu : 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.
Titre de collection : American warriors (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsabilité : 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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""Now largely forgotten, Homer Lea, from the late 1890s until his death in 1912 at a few days short of age 36, played a significant role in China's access to the highest political circles on three Lire la suite...

 
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