Book Discussion on Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

Lawrence Kaplan recounts the life of Homer Lea (1876-1912), an American geopolitics scholar who traveled to the China to participate in the… read more

Lawrence Kaplan recounts the life of Homer Lea (1876-1912), an American geopolitics scholar who traveled to the China to participate in the Boxer Rebellion and became an adviser to Sun Yat-sen during the 1911 Revolution. The author reports on Lea’s great interest in military leadership and his authorship of texts that detailed weaknesses in American military defenses and predicted a war between Japan and the United States. Mr. Kaplan showed slides during his presentation, after which he responded to questions from members of the audience. He discussed his book as part of the annual Association of the U.S. Army Meeting at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. close

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Book Discussion on Homer Lea: American Soldier of Fortune

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296486-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 15, 2011
Last Aired:
Feb 20, 2011

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  • Jan 15, 2011 | 1:45pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 16, 2011 | 8:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 20, 2011 | 11:31am EST | C-SPAN 2
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