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The Great Wall : [the extraordinary story of China's wonder of the world]

Author: John Man
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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John Man travels the entire length of the Great Wall and across two millennia to find the truth behind the legends. Along the way, he delves into the remarkable and complex history of China--from the country's tribal past, through the war with the Mongols, right up to the modern day when the Great Wall is once more a commanding emblem of China, the resurgent superpower.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Man; John Man
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Man
ISBN: 9780306817670 0306817675 0306818396 9780306818394
OCLC Number: 234316164
Notes: Subtitle from jacket.
Description: xii, 336 pages, [32] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Wall of China Does Not Exist 1 --
Part I Earth --
Part II Stone --
Appendix Dates and Dynasties 317.
Responsibility: John Man.
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John Man brings the past to life by traveling along Chinas Great Wall, vividly describing its obscure origins, remarkable expansion, and stunning physical presence  Read more...

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<b><i>Publishers Weekly</i>, 7/7/08</b>"This engrossing and well-researched history of China's most famous architectural project whets the reader's appetite to tread in Man's footsteps."<b> Read more...

 
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