Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-Shek and the China He Lost

Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-Shek and the China He Lost

by Jonathan Fenby
     
 

This is the first full biography of Chiang in English for twenty-five years. Focusing on his extraordinary life up to and including the defeat by Mao Zedong in 1949, it draws on a wealth of sources in China and the West, many of which have never been used in any previous book for the general reader. Highly dramatic and colourful, with an amazing cast of

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This is the first full biography of Chiang in English for twenty-five years. Focusing on his extraordinary life up to and including the defeat by Mao Zedong in 1949, it draws on a wealth of sources in China and the West, many of which have never been used in any previous book for the general reader. Highly dramatic and colourful, with an amazing cast of characters, Generalissimo explores Chiang's military and political career as well as revealing his equally complex private life.

Since his death in 1975, Chiang has been relegated to the shadows by the towering figure of his successor, Mao. This extraordinary rich and gripping biography brings the Generalissimo centre-stage again, setting him in the context of a crucial period for China and the world and revealing the tide of events by which a third of humanity came to live the way it does today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422357750
Publisher:
DIANE Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Pages:
562

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