Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1990. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. Format is approximately 6.25 inches by 9.5 inches. Minor cover wear and soiling. Illustrations. Tables. Abbreviations. Illustrations. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index. Contributions in Military Studies, Number 102. Dennis L. Noble entered on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1957 and retired in 1978 as a Senior Chief Marine Science Technician. Shore duty included a Lifeboat Station, an Air Station, the Oceanographic Unit, a district office, and Headquarters. Sea duty took him six times to the Arctic, twice to the Antarctic, International Ice Patrol, and other locations between these extremes. He served in the icebreakers Northwind, Westwind, and Edisto. During oceanographic field work he also served in, Evergreen, Barataria, Storis, Staten Island, and Glacier. On his off-duty time, Noble earned Bachelor and Master’s degrees. After retirement from the U.S. Coast Guard, he earned a Ph.D., in U.S. history from Purdue University. After retirement, Noble worked as a U.S. Army historian, a library director and a library manage. Dennis L. Noble now writes full-time. "[The] major thrust of [Noble's] book is to describe how the American military man, both officer and enlisted, lived in China. Noble has written a powerful, well-researched and compelling drama of their lives, both on and off duty. . . . His frequent use of heretofore unknown quotations of actual participants makes his history really come alive. There are fascinating photographs, 40 pages of footnotes--many citing diaries, journals, letters, official reports, oral interviews and other esoteric sources of off-the-beaten-path material. . . . This is a pioneer work, since no one before has ever done a social history of the everyday life of soldiers, sailors, and Marines in China from 1901 to 1937. Especially intriguing are the glimpses of everyday life for the Old China Hands. . . . Highly recommended." Condition: Very good / No dust jacket present.
Keywords: China, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Servicemen, Asiatic, Landing Party, Smedley Butler, East India Squadron, Fifteenth Infantry, Glenn Howell, Samuel Griffith, Fourth U.S. Marine Regiment, Kemp Tolley, Joseph Stilwell, Yangtze River Patrol