A Plain Sailorman in China

The Life of and Times of CdR.I.V. Gillis, USN, 1875-1948
Product Number: EB00649534
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781612513928
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Description

This biography recounts the extraordinary life of I. V. Gillis, both as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1894 to 1919 and as a collector of rare Chinese books. China specialist Bruce Swanson captures the colorful, multi-faceted life of the man known as an innovative thinker, tactical practitioner, spy, and successful diplomat. Gillis, a second-generation Naval Academy graduate and the son of an admiral, was hailed a hero while serving aboard his first warship in the Spanish-American War and in 1907 became the first U. S. Naval AttachA© to China. He remained in China until his death, marrying a Chinese princess, and collecting books now housed at Princeton University.

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Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Jul 10, 2013

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