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    Thunder Out of China (Da Capo Paperback) (Paperback) By (author) Theodore H. White, By (author) Annalee Jacoby

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    DescriptionFrom the first outbreak of hostilities in northern China in 1937 to the Japanese surrender aboard the U.S.S.Missouri in 1945, this book re-creates the decade of upheaval when China was caught in the grip of revolution and war and torn from its feudal past. The authors Time-Life correspondents during the war years, report firsthand on the rise and fall of the Kuomintang nationalist government and its leader, Chiang Kaishek, who ironically misunderstood his own people as much as the Japanese. At the same time, we see how the Communists won popular support both with more extensive social reforms and with their unrelenting war against Japan. White and Jacoby also shed new light on the actions of "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell (the only American who assessed the Chinese situation accurately) and the diplomacy of Ambassador Patrick J. Hurley, also providing a classic account of the Chinese peasant and his revolution which has since proved to be the recurrent pattern of events in the developing Third World.

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    Thunder Out of China
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Theodore H. White, By (author) Annalee Jacoby
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 402 g
    ISBN 13: 9780306801280
    ISBN 10: 0306801280

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    DC22: 951.042
    DC21: 951.042
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 951.04/2
    LC classification: DS777.53 .W48 1980
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 1980
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Theodore H. White is the author of The Making of the President books, as well as America in Search of Itself.
    Back cover copy
    This book recreates the decade of upheaval when china was caught in the grip of revolution and war and torn from its feudal past.