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Season of high adventure : Edgar Snow in China

Author: S Bernard Thomas
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1928, Edgar Snow (1905-1972) set out to see the world, hoping to make his mark as a travel-adventure writer. Shanghai was to be a mere stopover, but Snow stayed on in China for thirteen years. The idealistic young Midwesterner became a journalist and developed close friendships with China's emerging revolutionary leaders. His 1938 classic, Red Star Over China, strongly influenced American views of the Chinese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Edgar Snow; Edgar Snow; Edgar Snow
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S Bernard Thomas
ISBN: 0520202767 9780520202764
OCLC Number: 32664943
Notes: "A Philip E. Lilienthal book"--Jacket.
Description: xviii, 416 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Edgar Snow in China
Responsibility: S. Bernard Thomas.
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"In 1928, Edgar Snow (1905-1972) set out to see the world, hoping to make his mark as a travel-adventure writer. Shanghai was to be a mere stopover, but Snow stayed on in China for thirteen years. The idealistic young Midwesterner became a journalist and developed close friendships with China's emerging revolutionary leaders. His 1938 classic, Red Star Over China, strongly influenced American views of the Chinese Communists and is still in print nearly sixty years later. S. Bernard Thomas's sensitive biography of Edgar Snow emphasizes the journalist's China experience and shows how he became involved in events along with reporting them. An epilogue takes up Snow's cold war travails and his often frustrating "bridge-building" efforts between China and the United States in the final decade of his life."--Jacket.

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