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The Resource Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945, Rana Mitter

Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945, Rana Mitter

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Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945
Title
Forgotten ally
Title remainder
China's World War II, 1937-1945
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Rana Mitter
Title variation
Forgotten ally
Title variation remainder
Chinas World War II, 1937-1945
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Language
eng
Summary
The epic, untold story of China's devastating eight-year war of resistance against Japan. For decades a major piece of World War II history has gone virtually unwritten. The war began in China two full years before Hitler invaded Poland, and China eventually became the fourth great ally, partner to the United States, the Soviet Union, and Great Britain. Yet its drama of invasion, resistance, slaughter, and political intrigue remains little known in the West. Rana Mitter focuses his gripping narrative on three towering leaders: Chiang Kai-shek, the politically gifted but tragically flawed head of China's Nationalist government; Mao Zedong, the Communists' fiery ideological stalwart, seen here at the beginning of his epochal career; and the lesser-known Wang Jingwei, who collaborated with the Japanese to form a puppet state in occupied China. Drawing on Chinese archives that have only been unsealed in the past ten years, he brings to vivid new life such characters as Chiang's American chief of staff, the unforgettable 'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell, and such horrific events as the Rape of Nanking and the bombing of China's wartime capital, Chongqing. Throughout, Forgotten Ally shows how the Chinese people played an essential role in the wider war effort, at great political and personal sacrifice. Forgotten Ally rewrites the entire history of World War II, yet it also offers surprising insights into contemporary China. No twentieth-century event was as crucial in shaping China's worldview, and no one can understand China, and its relationship with America today, without this definitive work
Summary
Made possible through access to newly unsealed Chinese archives, this riveting book tells the untold story of China's devastating eight-year-war of resistance against Japan in World War II, rewriting the larger history of the war in the process
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Dewey number
951.04/2
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LC call number
DS777.53
LC item number
.M555 2013
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history
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Read by Simon Vance
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China's World War II, 1937-1945
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Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945, Rana Mitter
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London edition has title: China's war with Japan, 1937-1945 : the struggle for survival
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Unabridged.
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online
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9781482924756
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Forgotten ally : China's World War II, 1937-1945, Rana Mitter
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Publication
Note
London edition has title: China's war with Japan, 1937-1945 : the struggle for survival
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
File format
unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9781482924756
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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digital.
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not applicable
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unknown
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  • 1422852
  • (OCoLC)857536530
  • (OCoLC)ocn857536530
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