Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom

China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
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Author(s): Stephen R. Platt
Genre: History
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Audio (17.55 hours)
Product Number: Z04366
Released: Mar 01, 2012
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ISBN: #9781464005947
Narrator/s: Angela Lin
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Stephen R. Platt is widely respected for his incisive nonfiction, particularly in regard to his knowledge and understanding of China. With Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom, Platt details the absorbing narrative of the Taiping Rebellion, which resulted in the loss of 20 million lives. Occurring in the 1850s, this is the story of a cultural movement characterized by intriguing personages such as influential military strategist Zeng Guofan and brilliant Taiping leader Hong Rengan.

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Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom
Product Number: BX00000773
Product Number:C00088
Product Number:Z04366

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CD
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Author(s): Stephen R. Platt
Narrator(s): Angela Lin
Genre: History
Product Number C00088
Released: Feb 28, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464005916
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Stephen R. Platt
Narrator(s): Angela Lin
Genre: History
Product Number MP0370
Released: Mar 27, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464016028
eBook
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Author(s): Stephen R. Platt
Genre: History
Product Number EB00161393
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: #9780307957597

Professional reviews

"This account provides a riveting account of the nineteenth-century Taiping Revolution in China, which cost the country 20 million people. When the United States and Great Britain sided with the Qin rulers against the revolutionaries, it set China on a historical course that is still influencing the country's leaders. Narrator Angela Lin keeps the story moving with her vocal clarity and excellent pacing, and she's adept at pronouncing the Chinese names. However, she often sounds loud and breathless--as if every sentence carries a vital piece of information--a style that grows tiresome over the course of the book. Listeners would have been better served if she had saved her vigor for select passages, thereby focusing attention on what's truly important. R.I.G. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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