Kurtz-Phelan The China Mission George Marshall's Unfinished War 2018

费蓝 中国使命:马歇尔的未竟战役 2018

  • Author: Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
  • Pages: 466 pages
  • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
  • Published in: 2018

Review from The Economist: 美国和中国内战:致命缺点

In his thirteen months in China, Marshall journeyed across battle-scarred landscapes, grappled with Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, and plotted and argued with Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his brilliant wife, often over card games or cocktails. The results at first seemed miraculous. But as they started to come apart, Marshall was faced with a wrenching choice. Its consequences would define the rest of his career, as the secretary of state who launched the Marshall Plan and set the standard for American leadership, and the shape of the Cold War and the US-China relationship for decades to come. It would also help spark one of the darkest turns in American civic life, as Marshall and the mission became a first prominent target of McCarthyism, and the question of ‘who lost China’ roiled American politics.

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