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A war of words : the man who talked 4000 Japanese into surrender, Hamish McDonald

Label
A war of words : the man who talked 4000 Japanese into surrender
Title
A war of words
Title remainder
the man who talked 4000 Japanese into surrender
Statement of responsibility
Hamish McDonald
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thirty years ago when Hamish McDonald was Asia Correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald in Japan, he was given a box of papers by a departing journalist. The box contained a large manuscript and photographs that detailed the amazing life of Charles Bavier. Born in Japan in the late 1800s, the illegitimate son of a Swiss businessman, Charles was brought up by his father's Japanese mistress, before setting off on an odyssey that took him into China's republican revolution against the Manchus, the ANZAC assault on Gallipoli and British counter-intelligence in pre-war Malaya. Bavier's journey finally led him into a little-known Allied psych-war against Japan as part of the vicious Pacific War, where his unique knowledge of Japanese culture and language made him man of the hour. This is the story of a man regarded at times as a spy by both the Allies and the Japanese, but who remained true to the essential humanity of both sides of a dehumanised racial conflict. Though far from the glory he craved, Bavier saved thousands of lives in the South-West Pacific: the Japanese soldiers who surrendered and the Americans and Australians they would have taken with them. This book traces the extraordinary life of Charles Bavier and is based on his own diaries and three decades of research by journalist and author Hamish McDonald
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, Hamish
Dewey number
994.04
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DU116.2.B38
LC item number
M35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bavier, Charles
  • Australia
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Intelligence officers
  • Intelligence officers
Label
A war of words : the man who talked 4000 Japanese into surrender, Hamish McDonald
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bar code
  • 31223116577520
  • 31223116577538
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-326) 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780702253171
Lccn
2014432504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 897484467
  • (OCoLC)863337830
Label
A war of words : the man who talked 4000 Japanese into surrender, Hamish McDonald
Publication
Note
Subtitle from cover
Bar code
  • 31223116577520
  • 31223116577538
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-326) 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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780702253171
Lccn
2014432504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 897484467
  • (OCoLC)863337830

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