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

Author: David Rooney
Publisher: London : Greenhill Books ; Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, ©2005.
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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 cooperate in Burma. These arguments earned him the nickname of "Vinegar" Joe. This sympathetic but critical biography analyzes the passions of an American patriot infuriated by Chiang's dishonesty and chicanery and looks at the possible outcome if  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Joseph Warren Stilwell; Joseph Warren Stilwell; Joseph Warren Stilwell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Rooney
ISBN: 1853676322 9781853676321
OCLC Number: 59356274
Description: 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: David Rooney ; foreword by Robert Lyman.
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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 cooperate in Burma. These arguments earned him the nickname of "Vinegar" Joe. This sympathetic but critical biography analyzes 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. Stilwell and George Marshall had planned to have ninety Chinese divisions armed by the United States. Had they succeeded, in 1945 they would have been strong enough to defeat the Communists and would have changed the course of Chinese, if not world, history.

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