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Author Lautz, Terry E., author.

Title John Birch : A Life / Terry Lautz.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Birch,J LAU    Available
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Description xv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Saving souls -- Missionary to China -- Evangelizing the world -- Old-time religion -- Heresy hunters -- Waging war -- After Pearl Harbor -- Becoming a soldier -- Searching for love -- The China theater -- Encountering communists -- The death of John Birch -- Confrontation and cooperation -- The aftermath -- Making a martyr -- Grief and anger -- The first casualty -- The John Birch society -- Right-wing extremism -- The real John Birch -- Epilogue.
Summary John Birch was better known in death than life. Shot and killed by Communists in China, he posthumously became the namesake for an anti-communist organization. This is the remarkable story of an American missionary-turned-soldier who wanted to save China, but became a victim instead.
Subject Birch, John, 1918-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States.
Spies -- United States -- Biography.
Missionaries -- China -- Biography.
Missionaries -- United States -- Biography.
Baptists -- United States -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- China.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780190262891 (hardcover)
0190262893 (hardcover)
9780190262907 (ebook)

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