Burma; the Untold Story. Won Loy Chan.
Burma; the Untold Story
Burma; the Untold Story
Burma; the Untold Story

Burma; the Untold Story

(Novato, California, 1986): Presidio Press. Octavo. Item #028603

138pp., illustrated. Warmly inscribed to Judge Thomas Tang: "with respect and the warmest of friendship. Won-Loy Chan, San Mateo, CA December 1896." The extraordinary personal memoir of a combat intelligence officer on the staff of General Joseph W (Vinegar Joe) Stillwell. As a Chinese American and a Japanese language specialist, Chan was assigned to the China-Burma-India theatre of operations. He retired in 1968 after service with the Office of Native Intelligence Judge Thomas Tang became the first Chinese American to serve on the federal 9th Circuit bench. Laid in is a letter dated September 26, 1986, on the letterhead of Judge Eugene A. Wright. The letter discusses the book with Thomas Tang the U.S. Circuit Judge, in Phoenix. Judge Wright notes that he and his wife Esther knew Joe (the nickname of Won Loy Chan) in San Francisco at the language school and later at Camp Richie in 1945. Judge Thomas Tang became the first Chinese American to serve on the federal 9th Circuit bench. A fine copy bound in green cloth, spine lettering silver, in a near fine unclipped dust jacket.

Price: $125.00