Edgar Snow: A Biography

Edgar Snow: A Biography

by John Maxwell Hamilton
     
 

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Edgar Snow (1905--1972) was one of the most notable Western journalists to report on China in both the revolutionary and postrevolutionary periods. He first became famous in the mid-1930s when he broke through a Nationalist blockade and reached the Communists in northwest China. For nearly a decade, no foreign reporter had seen the Communists, who were widely

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Edgar Snow (1905--1972) was one of the most notable Western journalists to report on China in both the revolutionary and postrevolutionary periods. He first became famous in the mid-1930s when he broke through a Nationalist blockade and reached the Communists in northwest China. For nearly a decade, no foreign reporter had seen the Communists, who were widely regarded as a ragtag bandit army. Snow took them seriously as a national movement. His reporting in the now-famous book Red Star over China was major news, even to the Chinese, thousands of whom joined the Communists after reading it. It has remained a seminal reference on the early Chinese Communist movement.

In this award-winning biography, journalist John Maxwell Hamilton follows Snow from his birth in Kansas City to his rise as a celebrated foreign correspondent for the Saturday Evening Post, his ostracism during the cold war, and his role as a singular journalistic bridge between Communist China and the United States. With a new preface by the author, this revealing portrait of the widely misunderstood Snow firmly establishes him as a model for the kind of committed reporting that is crucial to understanding our interdependent world.

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A biography of the writer and journalist whose book Red Star over China has been called the most important book ever written by an American correspondent. His biography includes a history of the Communist movement in China from the 1930s to the 1970s. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780807129128
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Pages:
343
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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