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The Incredible Yanqui: The Career of Lee Christmas



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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.

Author Biography

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 Leep. 3
Color Blindp. 14
Puerto Cortezp. 22
Terencio Sierrap. 27
Coronelp. 36
The March on Tegucigalpap. 47
General de Brigada!p. 53
The Third Courtshipp. 62
"Don't Bury Me!"p. 69
New Discord in Hondurasp. 79
Guy Molonyp. 83
Utilap. 94
The Hornetp. 102
Rendezvous in a Brothelp. 110
Christmasp. 119
A New Year's Frolicp. 126
Cannon and the Hornet's Whistlep. 134
La Ceibap. 141
January 25, 1911p. 152
The Aftermathp. 165
The Crest of the Wavep. 170
Wooing Number Fourp. 174
The Breakp. 184
Disillusionp. 190
Postscriptp. 206
Appendicesp. 207
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