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This biography recounts the exploits of famed adventurer Lee Christmas, who rose from humble beginnings as a tramp railroader to become embroiled in the political turmoil of Central America at the turn of the twentieth century. Scoundrel, soldier of fortune, company man for United Fruit in Honuras, colonel for the government forces, then a general of the rebels, Lee Christmas lived a life of constant action, uncertainty, and change. Written in a fast-paced style well suited to its subject, this biography brings to life the drama that characterized the era of US gunboat diplomacy.
Hermann Deutsch (1889-1970), a native of Brx, Austria-Hungary, began working on the Chicago Journal but soon moved to New Orleans, where he was employed by the Times-Picayune, the States and the item, and their successor, the States-Item (1918-70), as associate editor, chief editorial writer; and daily columnist.
Table of Contents
|Credit was Given to Lee||p. 3|
|Color Blind||p. 14|
|Puerto Cortez||p. 22|
|Terencio Sierra||p. 27|
|The March on Tegucigalpa||p. 47|
|General de Brigada!||p. 53|
|The Third Courtship||p. 62|
|"Don't Bury Me!"||p. 69|
|New Discord in Honduras||p. 79|
|Guy Molony||p. 83|
|The Hornet||p. 102|
|Rendezvous in a Brothel||p. 110|
|A New Year's Frolic||p. 126|
|Cannon and the Hornet's Whistle||p. 134|
|La Ceiba||p. 141|
|January 25, 1911||p. 152|
|The Aftermath||p. 165|
|The Crest of the Wave||p. 170|
|Wooing Number Four||p. 174|
|The Break||p. 184|
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