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|Notes:||Includes maps on lining papers.|
|Description:||xxv, 399 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Pronunciation guide --
Principal women of this account of the Long March --
Useful terms --
Author's note --
The march to the West. A flowering ; The struggle ; The chosen : early October 1934 ; Leaving Jianxi : October 1934 ; No tears : October 1934 ; Into Hunan and Guangdong : October-November 1934 ; Xiang River debacle : November 25-December 1, 1934 --
Crossing southern China. Thundergod Cliff : December 1934 ; Into Guizhou : December 1934 ; Love, power, and revolution in Zunyi : January 1935 ; Little devils : January 1935 ; A new year : January-February 1935 ; Where the Han are unwelcome : March-April 1935 ; Dead child : April-May 1935 --
North through Sichuan. Two raging rivers : May 1935 ; Hitting the roof : June 1935 ; A meeting of armies : mid-June 1935 ; Through the Tibetan Snowies : July-August 1935 ; Beyond the Snowies : August 1935 ; The Caodi : August 1935 --
Home stretch. Life after death : September 1935 ; A five-hundred-mile sprint : September-October 1935 ; The Fourth Army hunkers down : October 1935-February 1936 ; A union of forces : November 1935-October 1936 ; In the throat : October-December 1936 ; The destruction of the West Route Army : January-March 1937 ; Prisoners of the Ma : April-November 1937.
'...tells an astonishing and gripping tale of heroism and endurance by the women on this year-long trek from south-east to north-west China...This book is a heart-stirring tribute to them, but not