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Chiang Kai shek : China's Generalissimo and the nation he lost

Author: Jonathan Fenby
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2005, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Carroll & Graf pbk. edView all editions and formats
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With a narrative as briskly paced and vividly detailed as an international thriller, this definitive biography of Chiang Kai-shek masterfully maps the tumultuous political career of Nationalist China's generalissimo as it reevaluates his brave but unfulfilled life. Chiang Kai-shek was one of the most influential world figures of the twentieth century. The leader of the Kuomintang, the Nationalist movement in China,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fenby, Jonathan.
Chiang Kai shek.
New York : Carroll & Graf, 2005, ©2004
(OCoLC)61287850
Named Person: Kai-shek Chiang; Kai-shek Chiang
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Fenby
ISBN: 9780786739844 0786739843
OCLC Number: 823505327
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 562 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Maps; Acknowledgements; Author's Note; Dramatis Personae; Prologue: Thirteen Days in Xi'an; Part I: Son of the Salt-Seller; 1 Gold Realities; 2 Sworn Brothers; 3 Going to Extremes; 4 The Will of Heaven; 5 The Red Protector; Part II: Shedding Blood; 6 Lords of Misrule; 7 To the North; 8 Light, Heat, Power; 9 The Great Purge; 10 Political Union; Part III: The Nanking Decade; 11 Captain Chiang; 12 Two Chinas; 13 Heart and Skin; 14 Follow the Leader; 15 The Long Chase; 16 End of Endurance; Part IV: Broken Jade; 17 The Most Dreadful Nightmare; 18 I Am the State; 19 In the Clouds. 20 Magnetic Warfare21 Peanut and Vinegar; 22 Snow White, Madame Empress; 23 'All Asia Is at Stake'; Part V: The Long Goodbye; 24 Red Leaves; 25 Mission Impossible; 26 Dying Light; Epilogue: Next Year in Nanking; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: China's Generalissimo and the nation he lost
Responsibility: Jonathan Fenby.
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With a narrative as briskly paced and vividly detailed as an international thriller, this definitive biography of Chiang Kai-shek masterfully maps the tumultuous political career of Nationalist China's generalissimo as it reevaluates his brave but unfulfilled life. Chiang Kai-shek was one of the most influential world figures of the twentieth century. The leader of the Kuomintang, the Nationalist movement in China, by 1928 he had established himself as head of the government in Nanking. But while he managed to survive the political storms of the 1930s, Chiang's power was continually being.

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