Notes From China by Barbara W. Tuchman audiobook

Notes From China: If Mao Had Come to Washington in 1945

By Barbara W. Tuchman
Read by Rita Knox

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780020748007

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664447394

  • ISBN: 9781664555228

Runtime: 2.86 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

"Two hundred years ago China's imperial rulers sensed a threat to a past-oriented society in the dynamism of the West and tried to frustrate foreign entry."- Foreign Devils ... "Today, one cannot escape the impression that if only it were not for world pressures Maoist China like that of the Ming and the Manchus would be happier if it could withdraw into the broad isolation of the Middle Kingdom." - Ping-Pong ... Just one year after China's long-closed doors reopened to the West in 1971, Barbara Tuchman journeyed through its cities and countryside drawing the human face on this inscrutable giant. "A creative writer's sense of drama and a scholar's obeisance to the evidence." -New York Times

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Shrewdly observed . . . Tuchman enters another plea for coolness, intelligence and rationality in American Asian policies. One can hardly disagree.” The New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Barbara W. Tuchman

Author Bio: Barbara W. Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) was a self-trained historian and author who achieved prominence with The Zimmerman Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1963. She received her BA degree from Radcliffe College in 1933 and worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Pacific Relations in New York and Tokyo from 1934 to 1935. She then began working as a journalist and contributed to publications including The Nation, for which she covered the Spanish Civil War as a foreign correspondent in 1937. Her other books, include The Proud Tower, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, The First Salute, and Stilwell and the American Experience in China: 1911-45, also awarded the Pulitzer Prize. In 1980 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her to deliver the Jefferson Lecture, the US government’s highest honor for intellectual achievement in the humanities.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 2.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English