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New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1967. Hardcover. vii, , 268,  pages. Footnotes. Select Bibliography. Index. DJ has some wear and soiling. Han Suyin (12 September 1917 – 2 November 2012) was the pen name of Elizabeth Comber, born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chou. She was a Chinese-born Eurasian, a physician, and author of books in English and French on modern China, novels set in East and Southeast Asia, and autobiographical memoirs which covered the span of modern China. These writings gained her a reputation as an ardent and articulate supporter of the Chinese Communist Revolution. She lived in Lausanne, Switzerland, for many years until her death. In 1955, her best-known novel, A Many-Splendoured Thing, was filmed as Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing. The musical theme song, "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing", won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2013. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 266,  pages. Includes Illustrations, Acknowledgments, A Note on Chinese Names, Notes, Bibliography, Index, 7 black and white maps, and 8 black and white photographs. Includes Chapters on Siping,1946; Decisive Battle or Lost Opportunity?; The Manchurian Chessboard, August-September 1945; The Communist Retreat, October-December 1945; George Marshall's Mission, December 1945-March 1946; The Second Battle of Siping: Phase One--From Outer Defense to stalemate, March-April 1946; The Second Battle of Siping: Phase Two--From Defense to Retreat, April--May 1946; The Chase and the Ceasefire, May--June 1946; and Visions of the Past and Future. Historian and professor Harold M. Tanner concentrates his scholarship on twentieth-century China and Japan, and the ways in which the modern world has influenced their development.
Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2010. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xv, , 435,  pages. A Note on Chinese Language Romanization. Maps. Illustrations. Bibliography. Index. In the years following World War II, the United States suffered its most severe military and diplomatic reverses in Asia while Mao Zedong laid the foundation for the emergence of China as a major economic and military world power. As a correspondent for the International News Service, the Associated Press, and later for the New York Times, Seymour Topping documented on the ground the tumultuous events during the Chinese Civil War, the French Indochina War, and the American retreat from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Topping chronicles his extraordinary experiences covering the East-West struggle in Asia and Eastern Europe from 1946 into the 1980s, taking us beyond conventional historical accounts to provide a fresh, first-hand perspective on American triumphs and defeats during the Cold War era. At the close of World War II, Topping reported for the International News Service from Beijing and Mao's Yenan stronghold before joining the Associated Press in Nanking, Chiang Kai-shek's capital. He covered the Chinese Civil War for the next three years, often interviewing Nationalist and Communist commanders in combat zones. Topping was captured by Communist guerrillas and tramped for days over battlefields to reach the People's Liberation Army. The sole correspondent on the battlefield during the decisive Battle of the Huai-Hai, Topping scored a world-wide exclusive as the first journalist to report the fall of the capital.
New York: Frederick A. Praeger, 1967. Ninth Printing. Hardcover. , 114,  pages. Footnotes. Figures. Tables. Appendix. Name of previous owner on fep. Minor page discoloration. Introduction by the translator, Brigadier-General Samuel Griffith. Number 99 in the series Praeger Publications in Russian History and World Communism. Brigadier General Samuel Blair Griffith II (May 31, 1906 – March 27, 1983) was an officer and commander in the United States Marine Corps. Griffith entered the Marines in 1929 after graduating from the United States Naval Academy. He served in and commanded Marine units in the Pacific theater of World War II and retired from service in 1956. After his retirement, Griffith wrote several books and numerous articles on military history and lectured widely. Prior to World War II, he took part in the Second Nicaraguan Campaign, and served in China, Cuba, and England. From 1935 to 1938, he studied the Chinese language while attached to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he mastered Chinese. During World War II, following a period observing British commando training in England and Scotland, he returned to the 1st Marine Division and served as executive officer and later commander of the 1st Marine Raiders Battalion on Guadalcanal, and executive officer of the 1st Raider Regiment in operations on New Georgia. He received the Navy Cross on Guadalcanal in September 1942 for "extreme heroism and courageous devotion to duty" during the fighting near the Matanikau River. For his exploits in July in New Georgia, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
New York: Collier Books, 1972. First Collier Books Edition [stated]. Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. xiii,, 112,  pages. Map. Illustrations. Name of the previous owner in ink on the first page. The front cover states: The original uncut text of the Notes and the newsmaking essay, "If Mao Had Come to Washington in 1945" from Foreign Affairs. Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989) was an American historian and author. She won the Pulitzer Prize twice, for The Guns of August (1962), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China (1971), a biography of General Joseph Stilwell. Following graduation, Wertheim worked as a volunteer research assistant at the Institute of Pacific Relations in New York, spending a year in Tokyo in 1934–35, including a month in China, then returning to the United States via the Trans-Siberian Railway to Moscow and on to Paris. She also contributed to The Nation as a correspondent until her father's sale of the publication in 1937, traveling to Valencia and Madrid to cover the Spanish Civil War. A first book resulted from her Spanish experience, The Lost British Policy: Britain and Spain Since 1700, published in 1938. Tuchman favored a literary approach to the writing of history, providing eloquent explanatory narratives rather than concentration upon discovery and publication of fresh archival sources. In the words of one biographer, Tuchman was "not a historian's historian; she was a layperson's historian who made the past interesting to millions of readers"