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The Resource The China mission : George Marshall's unfinished war, 1945-1947, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

The China mission : George Marshall's unfinished war, 1945-1947, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Label
The China mission : George Marshall's unfinished war, 1945-1947
Title
The China mission
Title remainder
George Marshall's unfinished war, 1945-1947
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Title variation
George C. Marshall's unfinished war, 1945-1947
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A nuanced history of the doomed diplomatic mission that turned the tides of the Chinese Civil War. Following the phenomenal success of General George C. Marshall's leadership of the American army during World War II, he was the standout candidate for a vital international mission: brokering a coalition government between China's warring Nationalists and Communists. Marshall went overseas as a U.S. "special representative" and began enacting miraculous change. Under Marshall's guiding hand, China's embattled political factions agreed to a ceasefire and settled on the principles of a democratic government. But over the next ten months, Marshall's mission soured: the agreements he brokered fractured and civil war came to China after all. This fascinating narrative history portrays the incredible beginnings and ultimate failure of Marshall's high-stakes mission, with a remarkable cast of characters featuring a heroes' gallery of American diplomats--Truman, Eisenhower, MacArthur, and many others. In spellbinding, pinpoint detail, The China Mission chronicles an unforgettable misstep in American diplomacy that changed the course of global politics forevermore."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kurtz-Phelan, Daniel
Dewey number
951.04/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS777.54
LC item number
.K866 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshall, George C.
  • China
  • United States
  • China
  • Marshall, George C.
  • Civil War (China : 1945-1949)
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
  • Diplomatic relations
  • China
  • United States
Label
The China mission : George Marshall's unfinished war, 1945-1947, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Oh! General Marshall, we communists honor you -- Part I. Winning the peace. Peace is hell ; Horrid dilemmas ; Marshall is too big ; The Committee of Three ; Unity out of chaos ; First Lord of the Warlords -- Part II. Seek truth from facts. If the world wants peace ; Balance of mistrusts ; Fighting while talking ; Umpire on a battlefield ; Sisyphus in China ; George Marshall can't walk on water -- Part III. Limits of power. The rock and the whirlpool ; At the point of a gun ; All of Chiang's horses and all of Chiang's men ; Into the fire -- Epilogue : Losing China -- Postscript : Substitutes for victory?
Control code
988280794
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 476 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393240955
Lccn
2017053909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)988280794
Label
The China mission : George Marshall's unfinished war, 1945-1947, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Oh! General Marshall, we communists honor you -- Part I. Winning the peace. Peace is hell ; Horrid dilemmas ; Marshall is too big ; The Committee of Three ; Unity out of chaos ; First Lord of the Warlords -- Part II. Seek truth from facts. If the world wants peace ; Balance of mistrusts ; Fighting while talking ; Umpire on a battlefield ; Sisyphus in China ; George Marshall can't walk on water -- Part III. Limits of power. The rock and the whirlpool ; At the point of a gun ; All of Chiang's horses and all of Chiang's men ; Into the fire -- Epilogue : Losing China -- Postscript : Substitutes for victory?
Control code
988280794
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 476 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393240955
Lccn
2017053909
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)988280794

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