Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

by Nicholas Griffin
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book  to start off 2014!   My new years resolution was to read more.  This was my first book of the year and absolutely loved it. I’m not quite sure where to begin.  This is a story about geopolitics, espionage and table tennis.  It wanders from England to Japan, Russia to China and is bound together by the biography of a British aristocrat who produced Hitchcock’s films who happened to be a spy for Stalin.  It leads up to the events of 1971 when China and America heal their rift after 22 years of silence.  There are hippies, atom bomb survivors, ping-pong playing generals and revolutionaries dotting the pages.  Got that?  And no, even though the writer has written a lot of fiction, this one’s all true.  Definitely the most entertaining, yet serious book I’ve read in a while.  What’s it really about?  Oh, I’d say it’s really about world peace.