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The Resource At the dragon's gate : with the OSS in the Far East, Charles Fenn

At the dragon's gate : with the OSS in the Far East, Charles Fenn

Label
At the dragon's gate : with the OSS in the Far East
Title
At the dragon's gate
Title remainder
with the OSS in the Far East
Statement of responsibility
Charles Fenn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the early days of World War II, a young Marine named Charles Fenn was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for undercover operations in the China-Burma-India theater. Fenn had been a foreign correspondent in Asia, and William "Wild Bill" Donovan's new outfit wanted a man there who already knew the lay of the land. Fenn turned out to be a good choice and a remarkable spy. He knew exactly what it took to get the job done, whether it was blowing up a bridge carrying Japanese troops across the Yalu, manning secret radio stations in Chinese convents, demoralizing Japanese morale, rescuing airmen from Japanese prisons, or getting to know an up-and-coming Vietnamese leader named Ho Chi Minh."
  • "Fenn's wartime exploits are the stuff of legends, but not even his OSS compatriots knew the full extent of his espionage activities. Fortunately, Fenn's skill as a spy is matched by his talent as a storyteller, and this account of his OSS days not only contributes to the historical record but also makes for an entertaining read. Added benefits are his descriptions of Chinese culture and lifestyle and his understanding of the motivations of Ho and the Vietminh."--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1907-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fenn, Charles
Dewey number
  • 940.54/8673/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
D810.S8
LC item number
F463 2004
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Psychological warfare
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Fenn, Charles
  • United States
  • United States
Label
At the dragon's gate : with the OSS in the Far East, Charles Fenn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55678918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 226 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591142683
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait
Label
At the dragon's gate : with the OSS in the Far East, Charles Fenn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55678918
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 226 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591142683
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004014326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait

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