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The Resource Honorable survivor : Mao's China, McCarthy's America, and the persecution of John S. Service, Lynne Joiner

Honorable survivor : Mao's China, McCarthy's America, and the persecution of John S. Service, Lynne Joiner

Label
Honorable survivor : Mao's China, McCarthy's America, and the persecution of John S. Service
Title
Honorable survivor
Title remainder
Mao's China, McCarthy's America, and the persecution of John S. Service
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Joiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Honorable Survivor weaves John S. Service's extraordinary story into the fabric of a moment in our history when World War II was ending, Cold War was dawning, and McCarthy era witch-hunters were stirring. The book reveals how people, policy, and politics mix to create circumstances of our lives and experiences of one man who came to be at the center of a series of extraordinary events involving the fate of nations. A true story of intrigue, adventure, persecution, and redemption and love of a loyal American wife and a Chinese lover, this biography chronicles the experiences of John S. Service. Journalist Lynne Joiner tells the tale of Service, an idealistic U.S. Foreign Service officer in wartime China who had misfortune of often being right although U.S. policymakers refused to heed his reporting. He predicted Mao Tse-tung's successful revolution long before anyone else even knew the Chinese Communists were a potent force, and he became Sen. Joseph McCarthy's first victim. Joiner describes how Service was fired for "doubtful" loyalty, but won his job back in the U.S. Supreme Court, only to have his career "neutralized" by the FBI, anti-Communist politicians, the China lobby, and Chiang Kai-shek's secret police. Born and raised in China by YMCA missionaries, Service became America's key liaison with the Communist Chinese when Gen. Joseph Stilwell wanted their help against the Japanese. Later, he became a target of revenge for Nationalist Chinese, a convenient scapegoat for American politicians eager to advance their careers, and a "person of interest" to J. Edgar Hoover. Joiner was given special access to Service's private papers and photographs with Mao and Chou En-lai, among others, and gained access to FBI, CIA, and State Department security records and confidential transcripts of congressional hearings and federal loyalty review boards. Although newly released Soviet and U.S. documents demonstrate some of his wartime associates were identified as Communist spies or fellow travelers, Joiner shows that Service was an honorable survivor innocent of McCarthy's charges--Publsher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.9092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E748.S413
LC item number
J65 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Honorable survivor : Mao's China, McCarthy's America, and the persecution of John S. Service, Lynne Joiner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The knock on the door -- The road to Chungking -- China odyssey -- China romance -- The Generalissimo -- Chairman Mao -- October crisis -- Washington's darling -- The ambassador's paranoia -- Farewell to China -- The FBI trap -- Convergence -- FBI person of interest -- Clean as a whistle -- The storm gathers -- The hurricane strikes -- The inquisition begins -- The hearings -- Living in limbo -- The firing squad -- The long fight -- Reluctant retiree -- Renaissance -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 402 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591144236
Lccn
2009027765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2762497
  • (OCoLC)318413637
  • (OCoLC)ocn318413637
  • 1437932
  • 2762497
Label
Honorable survivor : Mao's China, McCarthy's America, and the persecution of John S. Service, Lynne Joiner
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The knock on the door -- The road to Chungking -- China odyssey -- China romance -- The Generalissimo -- Chairman Mao -- October crisis -- Washington's darling -- The ambassador's paranoia -- Farewell to China -- The FBI trap -- Convergence -- FBI person of interest -- Clean as a whistle -- The storm gathers -- The hurricane strikes -- The inquisition begins -- The hearings -- Living in limbo -- The firing squad -- The long fight -- Reluctant retiree -- Renaissance -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 402 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781591144236
Lccn
2009027765
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2762497
  • (OCoLC)318413637
  • (OCoLC)ocn318413637
  • 1437932
  • 2762497

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