Sand Against The Wind - Barbara W. TuchmanMacMillan & Co., 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Poor Dustwrapper. Edges of the dustwrapper frayed, notably at the spine ends and corners. Edges of the textblock lightly tanned. Slightly shaken. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. Maps to the endpapers. Stilwell and the American Experience in China 1911—1945. From the cover: “The theme of this book is the relation of America to China, in a larger sense to Asia. The vehicle of the theme is the career of General Stilwell. Why Stilwell? Because he combined a career focused en China with background and character that were quintessentially American; because his connection with China spanned the period that shaped the present from the dramatic opening moment of 1911, year of the Revolution, to 1944, decisive year in the decline of the Nationalist Government; because his service in the intervening years was a prism of the times — as language officer from 1920 to 1923 in the time of the warlords, as officer of the 15th Infantry in Tientsin from 1926 to 1929 at the time of the rise to power of Chiang Kai-Shek, as Military Attaché from 1935 to 1939 at the time of Japanese invasion, lastly as theatre commander in World War II.”