Notes From China

Product Number: EB00424812
Released: Jan 24, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780812986235
Publisher: Random House
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A journalistic tour de force, this wide-ranging collection by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Stilwell and the American Experience in China is a classic in its own right. During the summer of 1972-a few short months after Nixon's legendary visit to China-master historian Barbara W. Tuchman made her own trip to that country, spending six weeks in eleven cities and a variety of rural settlements. The resulting reportage was one of the first evenhanded portrayals of Chinese culture that Americans had ever read. Tuchman's observations capture the people as they lived, from workers in the city and provincial party bosses to farmers, scientists, and educators. She demonstrates the breadth and scope of her expertise in discussing the alleviation of famine, misery, and exploitation; the distortion of cultural and historical inheritances into ubiquitous slogans; news media, schools, housing, and transportation; and Chairman Mao's techniques for reasserting the Revolution. This edition also includes Tuchman's "fascinating" (The New York Review of Books) essay, "If Mao Had Come to Washington in 1945"-a tantalizing piece of speculation on a proposed meeting between Mao and Roosevelt that would have changed the course of postwar history. "Shrewdly observed...?uchman enters another plea for coolness, intelligence and rationality in American Asian policies. One can hardly disagree."-The New York Times Book Review

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Author(s): Barbara W. Tuchman
Genre: History, Travel
Original Publish Date: Jan 24, 2017

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Author(s): Barbara W. Tuchman
Narrator(s): Rita Knox
Genre: History, Travel
Product Number C2963
Released: Jan 17, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419321962
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Author(s): Barbara W. Tuchman
Narrator(s): Rita Knox
Genre: History, Travel
Product Number Z10019
Released: Sep 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781490661179

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