World War II At Night

The World War II At Night Group will discuss Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-1945 by Barbara Tuchman (Random House, $20.00). Barbara W. Tuchman won her second Pulitzer Prize for this nonfiction masterpiece--an authoritative work of history that recounts the birth of modern China through the eyes of one extraordinary American. General Joseph W. Stilwell was a man who loved China deeply and knew its people as few Americans ever have. Tuchman's groundbreaking narrative follows Stilwell from the time he arrived in China during the Revolution of 1911, through his tours of duty in Peking and Tientsin in the 1920s and '30s, to his return as theater commander in World War II, when the Nationalist government faced attack from both Japanese invaders and Communist insurgents. Peopled by warlords, ambassadors, and missionaries, this classic biography of the cantankerous but level-headed "Vinegar Joe" sparkles with Tuchman's genius for animating the people who shaped history. 

Event date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
The Bookworm
Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-1945 Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812986204
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Published: Random House Trade - January 24th, 2017