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The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China

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With the beautiful, powerful, and sexy Madame Chiang Kai-Shek at the center of one of the great dramas of the twentieth century, this is the story of the founding of modern China, starting with a revolution that swept away more than 2,000 years of monarchy, followed by World War II, and ending in eventual loss to the Communists and exile in Taipei. Praised by China scholar Jonathan Spence for and#8220;an impressive amount of telling material, drawn from a wide array of sources,and#8221; Pakula presents an epic historical tapestry, a wonderfully wrought narrative that brings to life what Americans should know about Chinaand#8212;the superpower we are inextricably linked with.

Synopsis:

With the beautiful, manipulative, powerful Madame Chiang Kai-Shek at the center, this is the story of the founding of modern China.

About the Author

Hannah Pakula is the author of The Last Empress, which was a New York Times notable book, The Last Romantic, which was called by Graham Greene the best biography and one of the three best books of the year, and An Uncommon Woman, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781439148945
Author:
Pakula, Hannah
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Women
Subject:
General History
Subject:
First Ladies
Subject:
Biography-First Ladies
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
chiang kai-shek, founding of modern china, formas exile, taiwan exile, chinese nationalist, communist overthrow, japanese invasion, chairman mao, mao s takeover, an uncommon woman,
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 -16 pp. b-w insert
Pages:
816
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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