The Barefoot Lawyer

A Blind Man's Fight for Justice and Freedom in China
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.03 hours)
Product Number: Z100125616
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427263308
Narrator/s: David Shih
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

"[Chen's] story is a reminder that the desire for basic human rights...?rises from the deep well of the human spirit."-The New York Times Book Review It was like a scene out of a thriller: One night in April 2012, China's most famous political activist-a blind, self-taught lawyer-climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. After he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, high-level negotiations finally led to his release and a new life in the United States. Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than we knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country's poor, despite his disability. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, in the end Chen made the most dangerous choice of all: freedom. Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, The Barefoot Lawyer tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle.

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Author(s): Chen Guangcheng
Original Publish Date: Mar 10, 2015

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CD
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Author(s): Chen Guangcheng
Narrator(s): David Shih
Product Number DD19260
Released: Apr 14, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427266989
eBook
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Author(s): Chen Guangcheng
Product Number EB00527701
Released: Mar 10, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9780805098068

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