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xv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
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.