In This Review

Thunder out of China
Thunder out of China
By Theodore H. White and Annalee Jacoby
Sloane, 1946, 331 pp

This provocative book, which has aroused a great deal of attention and comment pro and con, has the value of being straightforward and grounded on the authors' own experience in China as members of the Chungking bureau of Time. It was not written in a judicial spirit, but in the angry tone of a crusader. In their review of recent Chinese history and in their suggestions for American Far Eastern policy, Mr. White and Mrs. Jacoby tread on many toes, personal and ideological. Perhaps their strictures on the Generalissimo and the old guard in the Kuomintang will sound less extravagant today, after the Marshall report, than they did when first published in the fall of 1946.