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- DescriptionWith a narrative as briskly paced and vividly detailed as an international thriller, this definitive biography of Chiang Kai-shek masterfully maps the tumultuous political career of Nationalist China's generalissimo as it reevaluates his brave but unfulfilled life. Chiang Kai-shek was one of the most influential world figures of the twentieth century. The leader of the Kuomintang, the Nationalist movement in China, by 1928 he had established himself as head of the government in Nanking. But while he managed to survive the political storms of the 1930s, Chiang's power was continually being undermined by the Japanese on one side and the Chinese Communists on the other. Drawing extensively on original Chinese sources and accounts by contemporaneous journalists, acclaimed author Jonathan Fenby explores little-kwn international connections in Chiang's story as he unfolds a story as fascinating in its conspiratorial intrigues as it is remarkable for its psychological insights. This is the definitive biography of the man who, despite his best intentions, helped create modern-day China.
- Author BiographyJonathan Fenby was the editor of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Before Before that he was deputy editor of the GUARDIAN and editor of the OBSERVER. He has covered France as a journalist since 1965 and was made a Chevalier of the French Order of Merit in 1990.
- Author(s)Jonathan Fenby
- PublisherCarroll & Graf Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication13/12/2004
- SubjectBiography: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCarroll & Graf Publishers Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight393 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine40 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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