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November 19, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Virtual Event
The China Mission
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The China Mission

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The MacArthur Memorial will host author Daniel Kurtz-Phelan for a virtual discussion of his book: The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945-1947. The China Mission traces a forgotten interlude in George Marshall’s career, a story of not just diplomatic wrangling and guerrilla warfare, but also intricate spycraft and charismatic personalities. Drawing on eyewitness accounts both personal and official, it offers a richly detailed, gripping, close-up, and often surprising view of the central figures of the time, from Marshall, Mao, and Chiang to Eisenhower, Truman, and MacArthur, as they stood face-to-face and struggled to make history, with consequences and lessons that echo today. Register to attend!