Scaling the Mountain Heights: A Brave Woman's Quest to Fight the Odds

Scaling the Mountain Heights: A Brave Woman's Quest to Fight the Odds


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Scaling the Mountain Heights: A Brave Woman's Quest to Fight the Odds by Dr. Rose Lowe, Gloria Bond

Ever since Rose was a toddler, her father, a professor at a prestigious university, encouraged her to study in America. However, by the time she entered college, the political climate in her country had escalated to such dangerous levels that the chances for her to study abroad had greatly diminished. But Rose refused to forget her childhood dream, and amid heavy gunfire, she escaped.

When Rose reached the United States, she took advantage of every opportunity this country offered her, and earned high recognition in academia.

Amid this freedom, she could never forget the family she left behind. As a woman of accomplishment, Rose had overcome numerous obstacles, but this separation from her own family members-whose safety and freedom were constantly threatened-was the greatest problem she ever had to face. So now, how is she going to solve it?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781490924663
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/05/2013
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author


ROSE LOWE was accomplishing great feats since she was three years old when she began reading and doing difficult math problems. In 1949, after she graduated with honors from St. John's University in Shanghai (which no longer exists), she escaped from this city only hours before China was forced to close its doors to the rest of the world. She then began a two-year master's program at Mt. Holyoke in Massachusetts, which she completed in just a year. When she later attended Yale, she solved a problem that had stumped scientists for thirty years by synthesizing anisilic acid in just one-and-a-half years. She then completed another research project before receiving a PhD in three years. Because she was attracted to the field of education, in 1956, she entered the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she graduated magna cum laude. It was in the field of medicine where she finally found her niche in life. Subsequently, she held hospital administrative positions at Philadelphia General Hospital and Episcopal Hospital, while she simultaneously taught at Medical College of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania, and Hahnemann University. In 1977, after getting her family of thirteen members out of China, she gave up her professional positions to enter private practice, so she could be allowed more time to help them assimilate into the United States.

GLORIA BOND lives with her husband close to mountains and a few children. Occasionally they escape to other parts of the world.

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