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Octavo, string bound silk wrapped boards (hardcover), x + 119 pp. Good+, with wear to spine and sunning to edges, slight foxing (age darkened spotting). From Foreword: For the sheer thrill of danger, romance, calm courage and dramatic climax, these two documents have all the fascinating interest of a historical novel. But this is immensely intensified when it is realized that they are the authoritative records of actual happenings only a few months ago while the fate of a great nation was literally trembling in the balance and the whole world was awaiting the outcome with puzzled bewilderment and ancious forebodings. Madame Chiang describes her part in this sensational occurrence while the incidents are still fresh in her memory and in doing so unconsciously reveals a wifely devotion, a woman's intuitive understanding of the basic issues and a superb heroism which are the more convincing because written with so objective a purpose to give the simple facts...
Title: Sian: A Coup D'Etat. A Fortnight in Sian: Extracts from a Diary by Chiang Kai-Shek.
Location Published: Shanghai: The China Publishing Company, 1937. First Edition.
Categories: Asian History
Seller ID: 165fdi