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A Plain Sailorman in China - a book by Swanson, Bruce

A Plain Sailorman in China

The Life of and Times of Cdr. I. V. Gillis, USN, 1875-1948

A Plain Sailorman in China( )
Author: Swanson, Bruce
McDowell, Don H.
Tomasko, Nancy
Morrison, Vance H.
ISBN:978-1-61251-392-8
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Naval Institute Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $29.99
Book 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...
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