Gunboat on the Yangtze: The Diary of Captain Glenn F. Howell of the USS Palos, 1920-1921

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Captain Glenn F. Howell kept a detailed account of his activities in China for 62 years. His journals now make up 202 leather-bound volumes--one of the largest sources in existence, perhaps the largest, of servicemens observations of service in China during that countrys struggle to oust one power and come to grips with a new one between World War I and II. This work presents Howells diary from June 6, 1920, to September 23, 1921, during which time he commanded the naval gunboat USS Palos on the Yangtze River. First comes a biography of Howell, an overview of Chinese history from 1800 to 1920, and a history of the United States military involvement in China during those years. Howells time as commander of the USS Palos is divided into three sections. Preceding each, the editor comments on the nature of the upcoming diary entries. Howell covers a range of topics, including the Chinese people, various important locales (e.g., the Three Gorges), making official visits, (his first as a captain), officer-enlisted man relations, opium, the steam navy, people who influenced him (S. Cornell Plant and Captain Joseph Miclo, skipper of the Meitan), missionaries and other foreigners in China (including U.S. military retirees), and "trackers" (Chinas human beasts of burden.)

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Autor: Glenn F. Howell
ISBN-13 :: 9780786412327
ISBN: 0786412321
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.08.2002
Verlag: MCFARLAND & CO INC
Gewicht: 286g
Seiten: 188
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 229x162x11 mm
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