Don Oberdorfer describes his trip to Tientsin (Tianjin), China, where Mike Mansfield was stationed as a Marine toward the end of World War One. Mansfield talks about his trip to Tientsin in 1946, when he visited the Marines’ headquarters. Both Oberdorfer and Mansfield discuss their impressions of the city and China as a whole. Mansfield briefly mentions the U.S. involvement in the Balkans, and how the U.S. still has troops in Kosovo and Bosnia. He agrees to be photographed for the biography Oberdorfer is writing.
Mansfield, Mike, 1903-2001—Interviews; Oberdorfer, Don. Senator Mansfield: The Extraordinary Life of a Great Statesman and Diplomat; Americans—China—Tianjin; Ex-legislators—United States—Interviews; Senators, United States Congress—Montana; Tianjin (China)—Description and travel
Montana; China; Japan; Vietnam
Don Oberdorfer Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project, OH 391, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (9 p.: 28 cm.)
Mansfield, Mike, "Mike Mansfield Interview, May 11, 2000" (2000). Don Oberdorfer's Interviews with Mike Mansfield Oral History Project. 17.