Rice and Salt: A History of the Defense and Occupation of Mindanao during World War II: John Hugh ... Rice and Salt: A History of the Defense and Occupation of Mindanao during World War II: John Hugh ... Rice and Salt: A History of the Defense and Occupation of Mindanao during World War II: John Hugh ... Rice and Salt: A History of the Defense and Occupation of Mindanao during World War II: John Hugh ...

Rice and Salt: A History of the Defense and Occupation of Mindanao during World War II

John Hugh McGee; Daniel V. Gallery [Foreword]

Published by Naylor Company, 1962
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Naylor Company [Published date: 1962]. Hard cover, 242 pp. No other printings listed. Very good in very good dust jacket. Blue cloth covered boards with pale green lettering on front and spine. Light bumping and scuffing to edges and corners of covers. Binding tight. Small,light stain on fore-edge of text block. Otherwise pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has a few small nicks and light creasing along edges. Light overall scuffing to jacket as well. Both top and bottom corners are clipped on front jacket flap. Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-Library. No remainder marks. [From front jacket flap] "The loss of Cuba to Communist conquest should have been the Pearl Harbor of the Cold War," says Gen. McGee in RICE AND SALT. Whether conquest is by nuclear warfare or nuclear blackmail, whetherby non-nuclear warfare or Cold War attrition, the ultimate objective of the Communists is the occupation of the United States by Red China, Russia, or both ? and the complete annihilation of American freedom. He pleads for America to wake up before it is too late ? to throw off its lethargy, to break free of its ignorance and to galvanize its great potential into effective action.Gen: MCGee bases both his plea and his warning on his own experiences in the Pacific and, in peacetime, in the Caribbean, which he recounts in Rice and Salt. He was in the Philippines when the blow was struck at Pearl Harbor. he was taken prisoner when Mindanao fell to the Japanese. He tells of life in the Davao Penal Colony, as a slave laborer in the rice paddies where the loss of a man's human dignity was more galling to a man's soul than the loss of his liberty.He begs a whole postwar generation, which refuses to believe that the "Day of Infamy" could ever dawn again, to be alert to the dangers which threaten the United States today. He was in the Caribbean, stationedin Puerto Rico and in Panama, from 1959 to 1961. He saw what was happening there. He now sounds the alarm in RICE AND SALT, pointing out that conquest by subversion is no less a menace to freedom than conquest by armed might. Equal in importance with Gen. McGee's warning against Communist subversion in RICE AND SALT is his recommendation for a stepped-up program of military preparedness with particular reference to guerrilla training. Gen. McGee bitterly attacks civilian apathy in the Thirties as the cause of American unpreparedness for World War II. With the same apathy today, and with the same inadequate preparedness program, the dangers are now just as great as in 1941 ?the possible outcome, the forfeit of freedom itself. Gen. McGee has a long memory? back to the gallant and hopeless defense of the Philippines, to the fall of Mindanao, to the degradation and humiliation of Japanese internment - back to his participation in the occupation of japan an don to Korea, where he organized guerrilla forces. He ha had much to remember. And in Rice and Salt he is passing on those things he has seen and remembers - LEST WE FORGET!. Bookseller Inventory # 20160921010

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Title: Rice and Salt: A History of the Defense and ...

Publisher: Naylor Company

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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