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The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945: With Wedemeyer in World War II China ed. by Roger B. Jeans (review)

The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945: With Wedemeyer in World War II... 122 China Review International: Vol. 24, No. 2, 2017 Roger B. Jeans, editor. The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945: With Wedemeyer in World War II China. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018. xxix, 229 pp. Hardcover $100.00, ISBN 978-1-4985-7497-6. Colonel John Hart Caughey was a key staff member at General Albert C. Wedemeyer’s command when Wedemeyer assumed the post of Chiang Kai-shek’s Chief of Staff and commander of US forces in China in October 1944 after the disastrous “Stilwell Incident.” Wedemeyer successfully turned the adverse tide of U.S.-Nationalist relations and strengthened the Nationalist armies to fight the Japanese. However, up to today, as Prof. Roger B. Jeans points out, there is no full and balanced study of Wedemeyer’s life. The letters and diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey provide valuable insight into Wedemeyer’s service in the final year of the China Theater in World War II China. Caughey was by no means an ordinary officer in the Wedemeyer headquarters. When Wedemeyer arrived in China for his new post, he found that American officials and officers there were incompetent in their profession and were also unsympathetic and unfriendly toward the Chinese allies. Wedemeyer responded by establishing his own http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945: With Wedemeyer in World War II China ed. by Roger B. Jeans (review)

China Review International , Volume 24 (2) – Jun 4, 2019

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122 China Review International: Vol. 24, No. 2, 2017 Roger B. Jeans, editor. The Letters and Diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey, 1944–1945: With Wedemeyer in World War II China. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2018. xxix, 229 pp. Hardcover $100.00, ISBN 978-1-4985-7497-6. Colonel John Hart Caughey was a key staff member at General Albert C. Wedemeyer’s command when Wedemeyer assumed the post of Chiang Kai-shek’s Chief of Staff and commander of US forces in China in October 1944 after the disastrous “Stilwell Incident.” Wedemeyer successfully turned the adverse tide of U.S.-Nationalist relations and strengthened the Nationalist armies to fight the Japanese. However, up to today, as Prof. Roger B. Jeans points out, there is no full and balanced study of Wedemeyer’s life. The letters and diaries of Colonel John Hart Caughey provide valuable insight into Wedemeyer’s service in the final year of the China Theater in World War II China. Caughey was by no means an ordinary officer in the Wedemeyer headquarters. When Wedemeyer arrived in China for his new post, he found that American officials and officers there were incompetent in their profession and were also unsympathetic and unfriendly toward the Chinese allies. Wedemeyer responded by establishing his own

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Published: Jun 4, 2019

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