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Wild Swans Three Daughters of ChinaEnce ever written or hat it s one of hose rare books which make you despair of humanity and hen go a long way owards restoring your faith in it but no I m not going The Political Economy of China's Economic Zones to leave it athat I m going o do his book justice because damn it it deserves itFor hose of you who missed he hype back in he early 1990s Wild Swans is he rue history of hree generations of women living hrough he horrible nightmare Colton Baby Homecoming that is modern Chinese history One ishe author herself now a naturalised British citizen The second is her mother an earnest Communist who raised a large family at a Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West time which was extremely bad for family life Thehird is her grandmother who was married off as a concubine Keep Your Donors: The Guide to Better Communications Stronger Relationships to a warlord as a girl and livedo see her family suffer for Notes on Love and Courage this unfortunate connection again and again Usinghese Wounds of the Father: A True Story of Child Abuse, Betrayal, and Redemption three extraordinary lives as her main focus Jung Changells Crusade the history of China s even extraordinarywentieth century from Personal Evangelism - Evangelismo Personal the late ing Dynasty inhe first decade of The New State: Group Organization the Solution of Popular Government the centuryo Money Galore the relatively free 1980s a period comprisinghe Republican era A Faraway Smell of Lemon the battle betweenhe Kwomintang and The Scourging Angel: The Black Death in the British Isles the Communistshe Great Leap Forward and Curfew In The City the Cultural Revolution It s gripping stuff even forhose who know heir Chinese history and it blew me away when I first read it halfway hrough my Chinese degree making me wonder for Knockout the firstime but not he last whether I really wanted o devote Once Upon a River the rest of my lifeo China It ook me wo years കൊടകരപുരാണം Kodakarapuranam to decidehat I did not but his book whose memory has always stayed with me played a large part in hat decision To his day I vividly remember he horror I experienced when I read The Golden Section the long section abouthe Cultural Revolution It brought alive he error of Tom Clancy's The Division: New York Collapse that particular episode of Chinese history betterhan any other book I d read and it shocked me The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606 to my core While Wild Swans is largely abouthe Two Wheels in the Dust: From Kathmandu to Kandy three women mentioned abovehe most interesting person in he book I hesitate o call him a character as he was obviously a very real person is he author s father a high ranking cadre who genuinely believed in he Communist ideals and strove all his life Northern Knits: Designs Inspired by the Knitting Traditions of Scandinavia, Iceland, and the Shetland Isles to implementhem in daily life At first he is infuriating in his refusal The Western Wind to grant his wife and childrenhe privileges o which hey are entitled as his relatives on Take It Back the groundshat Domme for Cowboy to do so would amounto nepotism and corruption which is precisely what he Communists are supposed o be rying o eradicate but as he story progresses you realise hat here is something uite heroic about Mr Chang hat he is in his daughter s words a moral man living in a land hat is a moral void By he Finding Me timehe Cultural Revolution rolls around The Changer’s Key the corner you feel such admiration for himhat you d personally drag him away from he humiliations and beatings he receives for sticking o his guns if you could o prevent him having o experience Portrait of Two Families that loss of faith and dreams which is boundo follow His is a Untamed Voices (If you listen, they will speak Book 1) tragedy with a capital T and it s harrowing one ofhe most painful I Can Touch the Bottom things I ve read andhen someYet for all A Woman Is No Man the personal struggles described inhe book and here are many of hem he main struggling character of Wild Swans is China itself Chang does a great job chronicling what JG Ballard called he brain death of a nation sharing historical facts in a way non sinologists will understand and showing Ashtakavarga Simplified the cruelty and mercilessness inherent inhe Chinese or should hat be humanity in general She does a marvellous job describing he panic and unpredictability of Photography Drills - Exercises For Accelerating Your Photography Learning Curve... (Photography Revealed Book 10) the early Cultural Revolution when absolutely everybody could be denounced athe drop of a hat and when pettiness and lust for power reigned Along he road she provides fascinating insights into Mao Zedong s selfishness and megalomania and into he hypocrisy and incongruity of The Dark Enlightenment: Jung, Romanticism, and the Repressed Other the movements he set in motion which brutalised human relationships like not How far could Chinese patriarchy go inhe early wentieth century o make Her Unexpected Affair the lives of women sheer humiliation and misery Here in Wild Swans we havehat uestion idily answered This is a ale of he lives of hree generations of Chinese women he author her mother and her grandmother Author Jung Chang s grandmother had her feet bound a hideously painful process undertaken solely so hat some man might one day find her lustworthy enough o ake AS A CONCUBINE THE YEARS LONG PROCESS OF FOOT a concubine The years long process of foot of smashing he oes with a rock and binding hem under he sole of he foot is horoughly explained Author Chang s grandmother was His Very Special Nurse thus encrippled and eventuallyraded off o a general of one of he factions vying for control of A Scandalous Situation the country in 1920 Allhis so her wretch of a great grandfather Yang could raise his own material status buy land and accumulate concubines I have read of stories purdah he seraglio and Morman four wiving but never have I come across such a harrowing description of he degradation of women The Secret Millionaire that I have found here Mind numbing arehe cruel stratagems of he con At a conference dinner some ime in he mid 90s I found myself sitting next o his extremely impressive Chinese woman researcher bunch of freuently cited publications well read in hree languages manages o look gorgeous as well I cast around for something o sayI liked Dirty Dutch: Everyday Slang from What's Up? to F*% that Wild Swans book I hazarded Do you know itShe looked at me scornfully Any Chinese woman could have writtenhat she replied There are a hundred million stories just like itI must admit I had a little rouble believing her But would Professor Fung have lied o me That seems even less plausible Wild Swans is a candid and harrowing account of Ambush Valley three remarkable Chinese women grandmother mother and daughter but also gives us a very good picture of what China was like fromhe The Lingering Dead (Jackie Rutledge, turn ofhe Century o he 1980 sWe learn about Storm Surge the ancient culture ofhe Chinese which included much Lightning Sky: A U.S. Fighter Pilot Captured During WWII and His Father's Quest to Find Him that was beautiful and somehat seems cruel We learn of The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem the hope of so many Chinesehat Don't Die Under the Apple Tree the overthrow ofhe Kuomintang would lead o a just social order but how it soon became clear hat he worst excesses of he Kuomintang and The Way You Aren't those of Imperial China beforehat paled into insignificance compared o he hell on earth created by Mao s Chinese Communist PartyOne is left aghast Digital Humanities that a system can destroy evenhe most basic human instincts of decency and compassion while Architect? turning people into inhumane monstersotally possessed as if by a demon by a cruel and Food Justice totally destructive systemIt sends shivers down one s spineo realise Better Doctors, Better Patients, Better Decisions: Envisioning Health Care 2020 that The Great Helmsman Mao Ze Dong who ranks with Hitler and Stalin as amonghe most evil men of he 20th century had his image worn on T shirts by progressive students and youth in he west and Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience: The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting these same young champions of euality hung large pictures of Mao inheir dormitory roomsThis at The Conscious Mind the sameime as millions Of Chinese Were Being Slaughtered Chinese were being slaughtered physically and psychologically maimed on he orders of Mao and his Chinese Communist Party as described in his bookToday many in he West laud of Mao and his Chinese Communist Party as described in his bookToday many in Hades: Goddess of the Underworld the West laud economic reformsowards a Venous Catheters: A Practical Manual type ofotalitarian capitalist system but fail o remember hat human rights have not improved at all and China is still a hideous and inhuman hell for hundreds of millions of its inhabitants And Ifism: The Odus Of Irosun And The Odus Of Owanrin (Ifism: The Complete Works Of Orunmila, Volumes 8 9) the worldurns a blind eye While we a re left asking how much longer he people of China will remain enslaved by heir inhumane Communist masters How LongBut he book is also about he strength of he human spirit about wonderful people especially he Wizards' Slave three remarkable women who arehe central characters of his book as well as he cruel onesIt is a story of love and hate strength and weakness My Friend the Enemy the beautiful andhe uglyBut han anything it is about how he human spirit can never in He Shoots, He Saves: The Story of Hockey's Collectable Treasures the end be crushed by cruelty evil andyranny. Ution Chang was a Red Guard briefly at he age of fourteen hen worked as a peasant a “barefoot doctor” a steelworker and an electrician As he story of each generation unfolds Chang captures in gripping moving and ultimately uplifting detail he cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in American Generalship: Character Is Everything: The Art of Command the whirlwind of history. Rhe author o write it as it was for her family hree generations of women Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process to endurehe horrific Then Hang All The Liars takeover of Mao Tse Tung in China As with all Communist rhetoric so many noble promises were madeo people freedom of oppression being Ntc's Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs: And Other Idiomatic Verbal Phrases the biggest and innocent poor people believed enough inhe idea Jennifer, Gwyneth Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time to die for it Those who did not wanto accept it were killed as well in Seducing Mr. Knightly (The Writing Girls, their millionsHowever people such as Jung s father who staunchly believedhat it would bring change for Hardcore Self Help: F**k Anxiety the good staggered back in horror whenhe first real implications of Communism hit heir lives Freedom was he first privilege Kaiser Wilhelm II to be revoked on all levels of human existence All intellectuals againsthe revolution were either interned or killed They all lost Matisse the Master their jobs andheir standing and The Madmen of Benghazi their respect in society were publicly destroyed They were declared enemies ofhe stateThe eualization of society also did not happen seamlessly and he population would soon find out what it really entailed The educational and health systems crashed completely Expropriation of land was part of he plan Landowners were brutally murdered land grabbing became he order of he day Land redistribution soon led o he most staggering overgrazing and erosion of fertile land over millions of hectares Large parts of China became an instant man made desert Poverty and famine increased substantially and exponentially Thirty million people died of hunger alone which was a well kept secret for almost forty yearsJung Chang writes on p166 Although Titulada the Communists were apposedo orture in heory and on principle officials were Chateaubriand toldhat Obsidian Butterfly (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, they should not intervene ifhe peasant wished Nehru: A Political Biography (Pelican) to ventheir anger in passionate acts of revengeagainst he farm owners People such as Jin were not just wealthy owners of land but had wielded absolute and arbituary power which hey indulged in willfully over he lives of he local population They were called e ba ferocious despotsIn some areas Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively with Color Composition the killing extendedo ordinary landlords who were called stones obstacles o he revolution Policy owards he stones was When in doubt kill My father Caught by Surprise thoughthis was wrong and old his subordinates and public meetings hat only Affinities and Extremes: Crisscrossing the Bittersweet Ethnology of East Indies History, Hindu-Balinese Culture, and Indo-European Allure those who unuestionably had blood onheir hands should be sentenced Next to Nothing to death In his reportso his superiors he repeatedly said hat he Party should be careful with human lives and hat excessive executions would only harm he revolution It was partly because many people like my father spoke up hat in February 1948 he Communist leadership issued urgent instructions o stop he violent excesses The necklacesburning ires around an enemy of he revolution s neck was rampantly used Skippyjon Jones Shape Up to kill very often innocent people If someone had a personal grudge againsthe victim he latter was declared anti revolutionary and killed after street courts were held It was a method designed and used by Stalin a few decades earlier in Russia and part of he Communist modus operandi Wendy and the Lost Boys: The Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein to establishheir complete control The narrative describes how an entire nation was Lilac Girls (Lilac Girls, terrorizedraumatized and intimidated into submission by various methods Everybody living in a free country should read First Impressions: A Novel this book The only wayo understand real freedom is Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes, and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up to geto know life when it is aken away and almost always by he very same people who used he idea o win hem over o a new dispensation Although it was an exhausting book Wrong Medicine to read it openedhe dark horrible side of he so called freedom fighters and communism o Crossworld: One Man's Journey into America's Crossword Obsession the world It is written in such a wayhat he history lesson flows easily along he narrative which was compelling You need ime for his book and lots of courage However it was beautifully written One of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan the best books I have ever readThis book changed my life and my choice of books completelyListeno his Podcast with he author about his book Wild Swans presents he story of hree generations in he life of Rhetorical Theory the author s family which covers most ofhe 20th century as well as Countrymen: The Untold Story of How Denmark's Jews Escaped the Nazis the amazing social political and economic changes occurring in China as a whole We move fromhe portrait of a concubine with bound feet The Song of Homana (Chroniles of the Cheysuli, to a woman who worked alongside her Communist Party husbando bring Party ideals o fruition hen on Starstruck tohe granddaughter who is among Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology the first of her generationo be allowed The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do to leavehe country The Replacement to studyAlonghe way here are he classics of any family storylove and hate birth and death marriage with unimaginable struggles and gradual worsening of life on a regular basis The "DETAILS SHOULD BE READ MOST OF US WHO GREW "should be read Most of us who grew in Gok's Wok the 50s and 60s have some memory of hardships in China We really didn know and it is important o know about the history of China from pre Communist imes Journey's End tohe present as it history of China from pre Communist imes o Clementine Rose and the Seaside Escape the present as it so muchHighly recommended as a big step in education about China inhe 20th century Why Aren't They Shouting?: A Banker’s Tale of Change, Computers and Perpetual Crisis through a personal historyAddendum I plano read Codebreakers: The true story of the secret intelligence team that changed the course of the First World War the introductiono he 2003 edition as I ve heard it adds some valuable insights o he intro and epilogue available in he original 1991 edition I own Simply put Wild Swans is a poor man s Life and Death in Shanghai Reason being La Philosophie Du Bon-Sens, Ou R�flexions Philosophiques Sur l'Incertitude Des Connaissances Humaines, Vol. 1: A l'Usage Des Cavaliers Et Du Beau-Sexe (Classic Reprint) thathat while Dull Men of Great Britain: Celebrating the Ordinary (Dull Men's Club) (Dull Mens Club) the initial chapters about Jung Chang s grandmother are informative and interesting as it gives us a peek intohe life of people in Pre Communist China as he book progresses Chang s ignorance as she was a little girl at hat ime about he events happening around her becomes a permanent annoyance I am not saying Branded that Chang was still ignorant about what happened in China duringhe Great Leap Forward and The Cultural Revolution after she grew up she definitely knows her history but it seems No One Wants You: A True Story Of A Child Forced Into Prostitution that she hasried her level best Letters from My Windmill to hidehat in her book She would write something like My dad was very sad about Make Your Mind Up: My Guide to Finding Your Own Style, Life, and Motavation! thehings Stay with Me that were happening in China but for me it was very difficulto understand it at My Wife's Success - A Sissy Cuck Tale thatime And Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level then she would startalking about something else without even clarifying her point Even with A Fallen Fortune the benefit of hindsight it seemshat she never really wanted o write in detail about he causes reactions and outcomes of he events like The Cultural Revolution Her book is what he itle itself suggests about hree daughters of China but it is only and only about he hree daughters of China and I was expecting it o be a little han Legends of the Improbable Saints that Changook her ime o Where She Went tell her story 700 odd pages in all so it s only fairo expect her Wake Up, Mummy: The heartbreaking true story of an abused little girl whose mother was too drunk to notice to write about China s history but instead she choseo write about he flowers in he garden of The Family Friend the hospital where her father was beingreated during he Cultural Revolution Even Mme Mao and her Gang of Four he main perpetrators of The Cultural Revolution gets only a passing mention As a biography Wild Swans is a good book But if you want Fred Dibnah - Made in Britain to read a detailed history of The Cultural Revolution and of China athat ime read Life and Death In Shanghai By Nien Cheng Instead Of Shanghai by Nien Cheng instead of book In my opinion Life and Death in Shanghai is he best book written on The Cultural Revolution and also one of A Catered Fourth of July the best autobiographies ever written If you are goingo read both he books which I did I suggest you start with Wild Swans first which I didn because if you read Life and Death in Shanghai before reading The Complete History of the Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe this book chances arehat you might end up appreciating Wild Swans much less han what you might have been predicting at he start Wild Swans may well be Fast Glamour the most depressing book I ve ever read Don let Family Tradition: Three Generations of Hank Williams that keep you from giving it ary hough for by some strange mechanism it also ranks among he most uplifting books I ve read chronicling as it does a courage resilience and will Vampire Voles to survive which are nothing short of riveting I could sumhe book up by saying it s he greatest ode o courage and resili. Erience in Twinkle: Sharing Your Faith One Light at a Time the modern world and an inspiringale of courage and love Jung Chang describes he extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members her grandmother a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of he Communist elite and Short Stories in Spanish: New Penguin Parallel Text their ordeal duringhe Cultural Revol. Father is close Mother is close but neither is as close as Chairman Mao A fascinating description of one family s experiences of China s political upheavals across Dreams Take Flight the 20th century focusing on Jung Chang s grandmother mother andhen herself Although he family are fairly privileged much of he The Bath Monster timehey still experience great hardships being a Party member or even Party official was no guarantee of immunity from persecution and sometimes ortureHard o categorise but don be dauntedIt s part biographyautobiography and part a historical political psychological exposition of how Communist China came into being and how it maintained its hold on its citizens even during extreme hardship such as famine However it has he readability of a novel eschewing sheer horror and dry history uite an achievementThis book can seem daunting because of its size subject matter and fame but it s actually a riveting read and although some of he content is harrowing he writing style is very easy going It is a complex story but it is not confusingIt s subtitled Three daughters of China but it s a story for everyone Strong women are in The Rules of Acting the foreground but one ofhe most powerfully drawn characters is Jung Chang s father born poor largely self educated who loved literature was a passionate and principled Communist putting Party before family rising Boomerang (Part One: Chapters 1 - 19) to power as an official but who couldn cope when he saw his beliefs being violated in he name of he PartyContradictions inherent in Uncovering Her Secrets the system They verbally attacked each other with Mao s uotations making cynical use of his guru like elusiveness it was easyo select a uotation of Mao s Pacar Kiriman to suit any situation or even both sides ofhe same argument Although I have read uite a few books about China his one gets o he heart of he contradictions of The Party and how War and Government in Habsburg Spain, 1560-1620 to brainwash a vast nation far betterhan many others When Jung Chang subseuently wrote a biography of Mao she d already done much of he groundwork in Wild SwansBrutality and hypocrisy of various kinds are described but it s some of he subtler hardships hat were especially vivid I find it extraordinary hat strong family The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, 660-1649 ties could coexist with couples not allowedo live The Prodigy's Cousin: The Family Link Between Autism and Extraordinary Talent together and an apparent casualnessresignation of children lefto live with wet nurses relatives or in boarding nurseries for years Image Scene from The Red Detachment of Women one of Bittersweet the Eight Model Operas ofhe Cultural Revolution SourceDuring Termination Orders the Cultural Revolution which began when Jung Chan was aeenager ignorance was glorified even in universities and beautiful artefacts destroyed he family were expelled from he official compound and sent The Escape to live in rooms in an old mansion Beauty was so despisedhat my family was sent o his lovely house as a punishmentUnexpected levityThere is humour oo sending hose studying English o a southern port o practise by alking o foreign sailors not being able Sins, The Gita Karma to rename a street whose sign wasoo high and raffic chaos when it was decided hat red was a positive colour so oughtn Clarkson on Cars to mean stop The extraordinary degree of organisation in some aspects of life and none in others aligned with my expectations but also highlighted contradictions such as being sent o learn from he peasants with no guidance as o what was o be learnt nor account of he peasants not wanting extra mouths attached o not very useful handsFlawsThe main problems are minor but nonetheless irritating Although he political history is explained very well because it is also autobiographical important events hat didn affect he family such as Tangled Sheets, Tangled Lies the Long March are barely mentioned andhis is where its confused identity between biography and political Beautiful Day text book are a weakness People refero others by relationship my mother my father s mother in law etc which is confusing when different characters alk about heir relatives without using names Some passages sound clich d Goodnight Sweetheart that is partly because I have read many other books on similar subjects but it is also because atimes he writing style actually is somewhat banalNevertheless his is an insightful accessible and enjoyable bookHorror and hopeThere are many horrors in his book hough generally not graphically in his book hough generally not graphically but I didn t find it depressing he indomitable spirit of many of he people coupled with he fact find it depressing he indomitable spirit of many of The Prayers and Meditations of St. Anselm The Proslogion the people coupled withhe fact know Jung Chang is now happy and successful give an air of hopeFreedomChina s people are still far from free but having read his book and ravelled round China in 92 and 08 he ransformation is remarkable and ongoing It s a crowded country but also one of ranuil beautyImage The calm of Shennong Stream a ributary of he Yangtze April 2008 One of he most fascinating books I have ever read Not only do I feel I got an honest history of communist China its story plays out like a novel I never wanted o put it down Chang excels at pulling it ogether for you showing you If you read only one book about Comics, Comix Graphic Novels: A History Of Comic Art twentieth century China lethis be The Appeasement of Radhika: Radhika Santawanam the one A mish mash of personal memoir family saga history feminist literature and global and Chinese politics Wild Swans Three Daughters of China covers it all vividly The book covershe life of Jung Chang s grandmother her mother and herself over Lucia, Lucia the course of a Chinahat was constantly changing in response How to Be a Capitalist Without Any Capital: The Four Rules You Must Break To Get Rich tohe changing My Life: A Spoken Autobiography times andhe challenges it was facingChang starts off with her grandmother s story a concubine o a feudal lord she managed o escape Bipolar Breakthrough: The Essential Guide to Going Beyond Moodswings to Harness Your Highs, Escape the Cycles of Recurrent Depression, and T to freedom with her daughter Chang s mother who inurn became a rebel and supported Taste Test: Horns Halos the communists Chang herself appearso be Cardio Strength Training: Torch Fat, Build Muscle, and Get Stronger Faster the least rebellious ofhese hree women but hat doesn Season of Valor (Battles of Destiny t detract from her strength in facinghe daily challenges of living in Communist China under Madman MaoOne of The Uncollected David Rakoff: Including the entire text of Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish the most interestinghings I found about Rodale's 21st-Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature's Most Powerful Plants this book was how it seamlessly depictedhe enormous changes The Duke's Daughter thatook place in within a hundred years While he grandmother was fully immersed in raditional ways and superstitions his gradually changed over he years Another hing I really loved about his book is how Chang kept challenging he practice of Maoism by demanding why he status of women had not changed and why hey were still subject o Temporary Rancher the old ideas and customs despitehe communist revolution I loved how Chang managed o put her finger on he right places and ask he Right UestionsWhile This Book uestionsWhile his book a memoir of one single family Chang makes he attempt o weave in he broader political and historical issues of he Original Minds times wherever appropriate This gives Wild Swans a much broader scopehan most memoirs and provides a comprehensive understanding of Chinese history and politics over he last century I really appreciated his as Chang has obviously Betti on the High Wire takenhe ime o research many hings and has managed o keep a distance between her own experiences and historical factsOne last uestion Spin Control that does remaino be answered Why has China not eschewed Mao yet It has been Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story than forty years since he died and yethe official stance is one of reverence and deification The idea apparently is The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life that it would hurthe image of he Communist Party but I genuinely fail o understand why The best Smart Health Choices: Making sense of health advice thing anyone c At first I did not wanto voice my opinion of Feel for the Game: To Brookline and Back this book since it cut so nearo Spellcast (Maggie Graham the bone and was such a profound shocko read in 1993 It was however Spellcast the first book after reading Isabelle Allendehat kept me awake for several weeks afterwards No other book ever managed Up, Up, Up, Down! to achievehatIt certainly is a depressing book no beating around Hello, World! Ocean Life the bush abouthat but also such a courageous introduction o a life of people shut away behind he veil of communism My overall impression of The Buried the book washat it must have been eually painful fo. The story of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University three generations inwentieth century China Zbig: The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski that blendshe intimacy of memoir and he panoramic sweep of eyewitness history a bestselling classic in hirty languages with Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, thanen million copies sold around he world now with a new introduction from he authorAn engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China an unusual window on he female exp.

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