A Force So Swift

A Force So Swift

Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949

Book - 2017
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"A compelling year-long narrative of America's response to the fall of Chiang Kai-shek and Nationalist China in 1949, and Mao Zedong and the Communist Party's rise to power, forever altering the world's geopolitical map."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: ©2017
New York :, Crown,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780307887238
0307887235
Characteristics: xvi, 379 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue
Missimo
The greatest force
The old devils
Bedbugs
The dean
All the aces
Riverdale
Wait, look, see
A new world
Heaven and hell
A vast and delicate enterprise
Neverland
Heat
Killing the tiger
The great crescent
Firecracker
No devil shall escape
Dig up the dirt
First lightning
Risky business
The voice
Through a glass, darkly
A rather spectacular triumph
A force so swift
Epilogue, the mills of the gods.
Summary: "A compelling year-long narrative of America's response to the fall of Chiang Kai-shek and Nationalist China in 1949, and Mao Zedong and the Communist Party's rise to power, forever altering the world's geopolitical map."--Provided by publisher.

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