Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

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Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

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Description

What is known about the self-proclaimed general, Homer Lea, is based on a collection of problematic or even contradictory sources. This book aims to cut through the myths and offer a coherent and convincing analysis of Lea's real connections with Chinese reformers and his role in training Chinese military cadets in the United States. Homer Lea may be largely forgotten but he was an extraordinary man. He served as a general in the Chinese army and was Sun Yat-sen's military advisor, all of this achieved despite much ill health. In 1909, he predicted that a future war between Japan and the United States would begin with a surprise attack. He also foresaw that Germany and Russia would be major threats to Britain and the United States. This book tells of the life of a fascinating man.

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-8131-2616-6

eISBN

978-0-8131-2617-3 (pdf version)

eISBN

978-0-8131-4001-8 (epub version)

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126166.001.0001

Keywords

Homer Lea, China, Chinese military cadets, Chinese army, Sun Yat-sen, United States, Chinese reformers

Disciplines

History | Military History