Hardcover. For two and a half years (1937-1939), Captain John Seymour Letcher commanded a company of the U. S. Embassy Marine Guard in Peking. During that time, he wrote letters to his parents in Vir.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 262 pages. 0.653. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: For two and a half years (1937-1939), Captain John Seymour Letcher commanded a company of the U.S. Embassy Marine Guard in Peking. During that time, he wrote a series of letters to his parents in Virginia describing the life of a Westerner in the former imperial city. During that same time, China was invaded by Japan.
Captain Letcher describes the flavor of life in pre-Communist China — the food, servants, cold Peking winters and torrid summers, hunting, and excursions to the major tourist sites.
But his letters also tell of the Japanese slaughter of Chinese troops in the opening days of the Sino-Japanese War. He wrote about life in a city under Japanese occupation and the stirring story of the Chinese guerrillas rebounding from devastating defeat.
These letters and accompanying introduction, preface, and notes, draw attention to the Western experience in a place and time largely overlooked by military historians and modern China specialists.
About the Author:
Roger B Jeans is Elizabeth Lewis Otey Professor of Chinese and Japanese History at Washington and Lee University.
Lyle has taught at Southern Seminary College, Hollins University, Washington and Lee University, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College.
Katie Letcher Lyle's articles on wild food have appeared in Americana, Country Journal, and Blue Ridge Country. She is an award-winning cook and the author of eleven books, most recently The Wild Berry Book. She lives in Virginia
Title: Good-Bye to Old Peking: Wartime Letters of ...
Publication Date: 1998
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Book Description Ohio University Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: VG+. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. Previous owners blindstamp seal to ffep, no other marks and otherwise about like new. Clean hardcover with square binding and corners. Dustjacket with negligible wear, in mylar cover. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1998. xxv, 242 pages; maps, photos, bibliography. - Years of service as US Embassy Marine Guard included routine and ceremony, followed by the trauama of the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War. Capt. Letcher saw Chinese troops who had been slaughtered by Japanese invaders and tells of Chinese guerillas rebounding from devestating defeat. - - Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided. Seller Inventory # b8s6-170214-02
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Book Description Ohio University Press, Athens, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. As New. Edited by RoIger B. Jeans and Katie Letcher Lyle. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. The dust jacket is protected by a Brodart mylar cover and is not clipped. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. No names or marks in the text. Most books shipped within 24 hours. All books mailed with Delivery Confirmation. Fine condition in fine dust jacket. ; Black-and-white photographs; 8vo.; 242 pages. Seller Inventory # 21719
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