Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
andlt;Bandgt;Hannah Pakulaandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of andlt;Iandgt;The Last Empressandlt;/Iandgt;, which was a andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; notable book, andlt;Iandgt;The Last Romanticandlt;/Iandgt;, which was called by Graham Greene the best biography and one of the three best books of the year, and andlt;Iandgt;An Uncommon Womanandlt;/Iandgt;, which was a andlt;Iandgt;Los Angeles Timesandlt;/Iandgt; Book Award finalist. She lives in New York City.