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Recommended Reading

 

"The OSS in China" by Maochun Yu
Tells the dramatic story of the intelligence activities of the Office Of Strategic Services (OSS) in China during World War II.  Gives insight into the barriers faced by Admiral Miles.

Published in 1997

Price:  Around $65.00 - New
 

 

""And I was there":  Pearl Harbor And Midway - Breaking Secrets" by Rear Adm. Edwin T. Layton, Roger Pineau, John Costello
Dedicated to RI Guys and gives the REAL story of the itelligence community including proof that FDR had no prior knowledge of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Published in 1985

Price:  Around $10.00 - New

 

"SACO - The Rice Paddy Navy" by Roy Olin Stratton
How two men, Lieutenant General Tai Li, Chief of Nationalist China’s Secret Service, and RADM (then Captain) Milton E. Miles, USN, Chief of the US Strategic Services in the Far East, met at Chungking one day in early 1942 and formulated plans for prosecuting the Navy’s part of the war in China and its waters; how they selected a group of technicians and fighting men to carry out America’s objectives; the patience, tolerance and understanding employed by them in welding Chinese guerrilla forces into an organization whose activities extended from the borders of the Gobi Desert to French Indochina and from the Himalayan Mountains in Western Yunaan to China’s Pacific seaboard, in front of and behind enemy lines.

Published in 1950, Reprinted in 2004

Price:  $19.95 From the Nimitz Museum Bookstore

 

"A Different Kind of War:  The little-known story of the combined guerrilla forces created in China by the U.S. Navy and the Chinese during World War II" by Milton E. Miles
Admiral Miles account of the activities of SACO in WWII.

Published in 1967

Price:  Only available second-hand (you can check places like )

 

"The Army Navy Game" by Roy Stratton
Tells the dramatic story of the intelligence activities of the Office Of Strategic Services (OSS) in China during World War II.  Gives insight into the barriers faced by Admiral Miles.

Published in 1977

Price:  Only available second-hand (you can check places like )

 

"From Troy to Entebbe:  Special Operations in Ancient and Modern Times" by John Arquilla
Gives history of special operations warfare, used today as text in Navy Graduate School at Monterey, CA.  Gives great kudos to SACO.

Published in 1996

Price:  Around $44.00 - New

 

"Days of Infamy" by John Costello
Based on declassified American and British top-secret documents, the author reveals how major strategic and diplomatic miscalculations by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston S. Churchill together with the military blunders committed by General MacArthur set the stage for Japan's successful attacks on Pearl Harbor and Clark Field. For the first time, he documents how it was the devastating loss of air power in the Philippines - and not the battleships lost at Pearl - which permitted Japan's lightning conquest of the Far East in 1942.

Published in 1994

Price:  Around $20.00 - New

 

"Day of Deceit:  The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor" by Robert B. Stinnett
Brings to light devastating evidence that FDR knew of the Japanese plans to attack Pearl Harbor. Gives credit to R.I.
 

Published in 2001

Price:  Around $16.00 Paperback

 

"The Rice Paddy Navy U.S. Sailors Undercover in China" by Linda Kush
Rice Paddy Navy brings together many sources to map the lesser known history of the World War II Sino-American Cooperative Organization in China. Members of the U.S. Navy joined with the Chinese in setting up weather stations from the Gobi Desert to the mountains of China in order to give critical advance information to the U.S. Navy in the Pacific and to Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers. With headquarters in Chongqing, SACO fanned out across China to also gather intelligence and train Chinese troops to interdict and destroy Japanese targets.
 

Published in 2012

Price:  Around $16.00 Hardcover - New

 

 

 

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