The Long March

The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth
Product Number: EB00148425
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307487650
Publisher: Anchor
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In The Long March, Sun Shuyun uncovers the true story behind the mythic march of Mao's soldiers across China, exposing the famine, disease, and desertion behind the legend.In 1934, in the midst of civil war, the Communist party and its 200,000 soldiers were forced from their bases by Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist troops. Led by Mao Tse Tung, they set off on a strategic retreat to the barren north of China, thousands of miles away. As Sun Shuyun travels along the march route, her interviews with survivors and villagers show that the forces at work during the days of the revolution - poverty, sickness, and Mao's use of terror, propaganda, and ruthless purges - have shaped modern China irrevocably. Uncovering the forced recruitment, political infighting, and futile deaths behind the myth, Shuyun creates a compelling narrative of a turning point in modern Chinese history, and a fascinating journey that spans China, old and new. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Sun Shuyun
Original Publish Date: Oct 27, 2010

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Author(s): Sun Shuyun
Narrator(s): Laural Merlington
Product Number DD19430
Released: Jun 26, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400104529
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Author(s): Sun Shuyun
Narrator(s): Laural Merlington
Product Number Z100091006
Released: Mar 09, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400124527

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