DOUBLE TEN: Capt. O'Bannion's Adventures in the Chinese Revolution by Carl Glick
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DOUBLE TEN: Capt. O'Bannion's Adventures in the Chinese Revolution

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Double Ten"" is the Chinese Fourth of July -- their Independence Day -- for on October 10, 1911, the long seething forces of revolution broke bounds, and the shackles of the were thrown off....It was news to me -- and will, I imagine, be news to meet readers, that years of preparation and training to this and went on throughout the Chinatowns of this country, under the tutelage and inspiration and brilliant strategy of General Homer Lee of the Chinese Reform Army, whose fame has been enhanced in recent times by the fact that -- more than thirty years ago -- he wrote and published The Valour of Ignorance, complete with plans and maps, warning us that Japan's plans were made, and outlining the procedure Japan has followed....This book -- a fascinating story -- shows a different Homer Lee, engineer of the Chinese Underground, in the United States, who planned the training -- through his lieutenant, Captain O'Bannion, of thousands of troops in small, native units. The most exciting part of this almost incredible story, deals with the adventures in smuggling trained youths out, to take their humble places in the Manchu army until the time was ripe; and the smuggling of untrained sons of bandit chiefs and viceroys into the country, to prepare them for their share in the overthrow of tyranny, the start of the Chinese Republic. Kang Yu-Wei, first leader, gave way to Hun Yat Sen, after the death of the Boy Emperor, held prisoner by the Dowager Express, made the Manchu dynasty impossible. This is O'Bennien's story, chiefly -- but its lasting value lies in the revelation that a revolutionary army, preparing to fight for China's independence, was trained in secret here. Carl Glick has revealed his intimate knowledge of what goes on behind the of our Chinatowns. This cuts even deeper than his earlier books.

Publisher: Whittlesey House