Force So Swift, A: Mao, Truman And The Birth Of Modern China 1946


by Peraino, Kevin

Force So Swift, A: Mao, Truman And The Birth Of Modern China 1946

Price:  US$18.14   (SGD25.19*)
Format:  Paper Back, 379 pages
Published:  2017, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780307887245
SB#:  061942 (171)

About This Book

A gripping narrative of the Truman Administration's response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's Communist forces in 1949-an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. Drawing on Chinese and Russian sources, as well as recently declassified CIA documents, Kevin Peraino tells the story of this remarkable year through the eyes of the key players, including Mao Zedong, President Truman, Secretary of State Acheson, Minnesota congressman Walter Judd, and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, the influential first lady of the Republic of China. Today, the legacy of 1949 is more relevant than ever to the relationships between China, the United States, and the rest of the world, as Beijing asserts its claims in the South China Sea and tensions endure between Taiwan and the mainland.


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