RIVER SUPREME. [Originally Published Title: PIDGIN CARGO.] [About the Yangtze Ri.
RIVER SUPREME. [Originally Published Title: PIDGIN CARGO.] [About the Yangtze Ri. (1959) (?)
ISBN: 4228270077 (?) または 9784228270070, 不明な言語, 使用.
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A SUPERB NOVEL OF AMERICANS IN CHINA, 1900 This work was first published under an alternate title: PIDGIN CARGO, and in this edition it is published under the original and true title: RIVER SUPREME, meaning the Yangtze River. The Yangtze was often called: THE "GOLD-DUST RIVER," "THE BIG RIVER," "LONG RIVER." * Novel of an American engineer's quest to tame China's Yangtze river determined to conquer the Upper Yangtze by steamboat [who] enters into an heroic struggle not only with the violent, wild Yangtze river, but with the sinister force of the over-populated land. With him is his wife, a timid woman who is afraid of the Oriental environment, afraid to bear children . . ." An interesting novel considering what was happening in China at the time of the Boxer Rebellion, 1900. **** THIS SPECIAL COPY: This copy of the book belonged to a Lieutenant C.C. Coffing, who was stationed on the U.S.S. Guam as part of the famous Yangtze River Patrol from 1933 to August 1938, per the first and last dated photographs found in the book. * The book is replete with 60 original b.w. photographs taken by Lt. Coffing and affixed throughout the book as his personal mementos of duty up and down the Yangtze River from about 1933-1938. The owner has written the following on the first fly in Chinese characters: Republic of China "1934= Zhonghua minguo 1934 nian er shi san; then Ke fen, meiguo fu chuan, liang mu, meaning Ship captain. Clearly Lt. Coffing was somewhat conversant in Chinese, he recorded his prowess in the book ! ***** PER WIKIPEDIA: "USS Guam (PW-3) (renamed USS Wake April 5, 1941) -River gunboat, first of the new six built on similar plans in three sizes from material sent from the United States and assembled by Kiangnan Dock & Engineering Works, Shanghai, China in 1927. * Displacement: 370 tons. Speed 14.5 knots. Dimensions: 159.5' x 27' x 6'. Crew: 60. Armament: Two 3"/23 AA behind shields, eight .30 cal machine guns. Power Plant: Two triple expansion engines, total 1,900 HP, twin shafts in tunnels, triple rudders. * Assigned to the Yangtze Patrol (YangPat) and re-designated a river gunboat (PW3). Convoying river steamers through the upper reaches of the Yangtze. USS Guam's shallow draft enabled her to traverse the treacherous rapids of the gorges of the Yangtze River with ease, so that the fluctuating water levels did not hinder her year-round access to the upper stretch of the Yangtze. Her duty with YangPat offered excitement and variety: conducting roving armed patrols; convoying merchantmen ; providing armed guards for American flag steamers; and "showing the flag" to protect American lives and property in a land where civil strife and warfare had been a way of life for centuries. * In the early 1930s severe floods along the entire river valley brought the gunboats and additional ships of the Asiatic Fleet into action again, this time in the humanitarian cause of aiding the millions of Chinese left homeless by the catastrophe. In 1937, the complexion of life for the Yangtze gunboats changed. The undeclared Sino-Japanese War began in July and spread to the Yangtze valley in August and September. Japanese river operations effectively bottled up the river for neutral gunboats, and their proximity to war zones produced incidents such as the sinking of the Panay (PR-6) by Japanese aircraft on 12 December 1937. * After the fall of Hankow, the Chinese moved their capital up river to Chungking. Japanese forces thus stepped up the intensity of their attacks on that city, and air raids were common occurrences during the spring, summer, and fall. Only winter bad weather prevented the Japanese from year-round heavy raids. * By late 1941, as the situation in the Far East worsened, four gunboats remained with YangPat. Admiral Hart's reduction of naval forces in Chinese waters cut this number to two. Luzon (with Rear Admiral William A. Glassford, ComYangPat, embarked) departed from Shanghai for Manila on 28 November 1941 in company with Oahu (PR-6). Tutuila (PW-4) remained at Chungking and Guam renamed Wake (PW-3) remained at Shanghai as station ship. * Shortly after his arrival in Manila, Rear Admiral Glassford deactivated the Yangtze Patrol on 6 December 1941. Within a few days, Japanese air attacks had devastated Pearl Harbor; and hostilities were underway with a rapidity which caught USS Guam/Wake unawares, she was captured at Shanghai, December 8, 1941, and renamed HIJMS Tatara. Returned to U.S. control , August 1945 and turned over to Nationalist Chinese Navy post-war and renamed RCS Tai Yuan. RCS Tai Yuan was captured by The People's Liberation Army in 1949 on collapse of Nationalist forces on mainland China." See the link below for the citation above extracted from Wikipedia. *** SAND PEBBLES: The U.S.S. Guam and its mission is reminiscent of the stunning movie starring Steve McQueen Richard Attenborough. See the link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sand_Pebbles_(film) for more details. * THIS COPY: This is the FIRST EDITION, size is 14 x 20.5 cm. The end papers and dust jacket were designed & painted by L. Douglass. * BIBLIOGRAPHY: http://lph9.tripod.com/pw3.htm **** Alice Tisdale Hobart [1882-1967] was a well-known American woman author of popular fiction & non-fiction books about China. She was born Alice Nourse in Lockport, New York. Her most famous book, OIL FOR THE LAMPS OF CHINA, which was also made into a film, drew heavily on her experiences as the wife of an American oil executive in China amid the turmoil of the overthrow of the Manchu Dynasty in 1912. * She first traveled to China in 1908 to visit her sister Mary, who taught at a girl's school in Hangchow, and returned two years later to take up a post at the same establishment. After marrying Earle Tisdale Hobart, a Standard Oil Company executive, in Tientsin in 1914, she traveled to Manchuria and in 1916 published an article on her experiences at the hands of Manchurian bandits in The Atlantic Monthly. It led to a series of pieces entitled Leaves From a Manchurian Diary and formed the basis for her first book, PIONEERING WHERE THE WORLD IS OLD in 1917. This title was written under her maiden name but she is one and the same as Alice Tisdale Hobart. * Her life in Changsha formed the backdrop for her second book, BY THE CITY OF THE LONG SAND, while an assault on Nanking by Nationalist soldiers and her escape over the city wall to the safety of the waiting American gunboats was recounted in WITHIN THE WALLS OF NANKING in 1928. This book started as a piece in Harper's Magazine. Her fictional account of her experiences in China, not surprisingly, focused on the role played by Western businessmen, especially those engaged in importing and selling petroleum products. * PIDGIN CARGO, set among traders on the Yangtze River, appeared in 1929, and later republished in 1934, with the title: RIVER SUPREME. Also her OIL FOR THE LAMPS OF CHINA in 1933. After making her home in California in the 1940s, her subject matter expanded to encompass contemporary Mexico in The Peacock Sheds His Tail (1945) and Californian agrarian life in The Cup and the Sword (1942) and The Cleft Rock (1948). In 1959 she published her memoir, GUTSY'S CHILD. She published more than a dozen novels in all by the time of her death in 1967, with almost four million copies in print. Her writings: Oil for the Lamps of China Leaves From a Manchurian Diary Pioneering Where the World is Old By the City of the Long Sand Within the Walls of Nanking Pidgin Cargo River Supreme The Peacock Sheds His Tail The Cup and the Sword The Cleft Rock Gusty's Child . The Innocent Dreamers * Please inquire with us for those titles on China as we may have them in stock. *** REFERENCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Tisdale_Hobart * Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * * BUY WITH * * * * SHIPPING: WE SHIP WORLD WIDE * * * * * The shipping costs displayed for our books on ZVAB are ONLY AN ESTIMATE !!! * ACTUAL costs are based book weight, destination and value. * We will inform you of shipping costs and options once you select the book. **FOREIGN: We usually ship by registered/insured airmail to customers abroad. **DOMESTIC: We ship to USA customers by UPS/FEDEX or U.S. MAIL, appropriate insurance/registry and signature required will appply. ***** Please inquire if you have any questions regarding shipping or payments . Indianapolis , Bobbs-Merrill. Blue cloth, gold-stamped 315p., dj. in protector, very clean,bright copy, contains 60 original b.w. photographs by Lt. Coffing, U.S.N. U.S.S. GUAM an American Gun Boat on the Yangtze River. FIRST EDITION.
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HOBART, Alice T..: RIVER SUPREME. [Originally Published Title: PIDGIN CARGO.] [About the Yangtze Ri.
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