Book Discussion on Honorable Survivor

Lynne Joiner recounts the life of U.S. foreign service officer to China, John S. Service, who at the end of World War II forecast the… read more

Lynne Joiner recounts the life of U.S. foreign service officer to China, John S. Service, who at the end of World War II forecast the success of Mao Zedong’s revolution.  The author recalls that Mr. Service’s reports were ignored by the United States and he would later be questioned by Senator Joseph McCarthy for communist connections.  John S. Service was fired from his position but after lengthy court deliberations was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Ms. Joiner reports that throughout the remainder of his career, Mr. Service was a continued target for American anti-communists, the FBI, and China’s secret police.  Lynne Joiner discusses her book at the Arlington Public Library in Arlington, Virginia. close

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Book Discussion on Honorable Survivor

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Program ID:
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 27, 2010
Last Aired:
Mar 1, 2010

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  • Feb 27, 2010 | 3:36pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 28, 2010 | 2:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 01, 2010 | 12:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
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