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The China Mission - by Daniel Kurtz-Phelan (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 496

Genre: History

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Book theme: 20th Century

Author: Daniel Kurtz-Phelan

Language: English

TCIN: 54446235
UPC: 9780393356861
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-8899


At the end of World War II, General George Marshall took on what he thought was a final mission--this time not to win a war, but to stop one. In China, conflict between Communists and Nationalists threatened to suck in the United States and escalate into revolution. Marshall's charge was to cross the Pacific, broker a peace, and prevent a Communist takeover, all while staving off World War III. At first, the results seemed miraculous. But as they started to come apart, Marshall was faced with a wrenching choice--one that would alter the course of the Cold War, define the US-China relationship, and spark one of the darkest-ever turns in American political life.

The China Mission offers a gripping, close-up view of the central figures of the time--from Marshall, Mao, and Chiang Kai-shek to Eisenhower, Truman, and MacArthur--as they stood face-to-face and struggled to make history, with consequences and lessons that echo today.

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