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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:   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
OCLC Number: 234316164
Notes: Subtitle from jacket.
Description: xii, 336 p., [32] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 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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"Charleston Post & Courier", 10/5/08"Man does an exceptional job of seeing the philosophy behind the structure and in explaining its history."

 
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