Easterbrook's diaries cover a significant period of his service during World War II. In 1942 he was assigned to the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater, then commanded by Lieutenant General Joseph W. Stilwell.
“Part of the Stilwell Papers, the war and other diaries of Joseph W. Stilwell . . . deepen our understanding of his life and times. The blunt, forceful, and irreverent ‘Vinegar Joe’ comes through on virtually every page. Illuminating Stilwell's personality, achievements, and foibles, his cryptic daily notes also increase our appreciation of this complex general's place in history. Their faithful transcription and publication on the Internet open up for a new generation of researchers one of the major sources for The Stilwell Papers (1948) and Barbara Tuchman's Stilwell and the American Experience in China, 1911–45 (1970).”
-John W. Lewis
Haas Professor of Chinese Politics, Emeritus, Stanford University
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for International Studies