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The Man and the Myth

Jeff Mielke

in Homer Lea

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126166
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135632 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126166.003.0012
The Man and the Myth

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Among his many attributes, Lea was well known for his wit including his acquired knowledge in the Chinese revolutionary movement. He has been revered as a genius by some, vilified as a charlatan by others, and considered a man of mystery by many. Lea's friends may never have heard the full account of what he did in China, but he was evidently more forthright in discussing his romances with some of them. After Lea's death, no one came forward to write a truly definitive and authoritative account of his exploits. His writings earned him international recognition with military men and statesmen, among others. Lea's writings remain his most enduring legacy.

Keywords: knowledge; genius; reputation; romances; authoritative; statesmen

Chapter.  10745 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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