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The Great Road: The Life and Times of Chu Teh

 
Agnes Smedley (Author)
Synopsis

Chu Teh, one of the legendary figures of the Chinese Revolution, was born in 1886. He was commander in cheif of the People's Revolutionary Army, and this is the story fo the first sixty years of his life. As a supreme commanding general, he was probably unique; surely there has never been another commander in chief who, during his years of service, spun, wove, set type, grew and cooked his own food, wrote poetry and lectured not only to his troops on military strategy and tactice but to women's classes on how to preserve vegetables. Evans Carlson wrote that "Chu Teh has the kindness of a Robert E. Lee, the tenacity fo a Grant, and the humanity of a Lincoln." Chu Teh died in 1976. More than a biography, this work by a great American woman journalist, who took the account from Chu Teh himself, is a social and historical document of the highest value. In tracing her subject's life from his early peasant days.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Great Road: The Life and Times of Chu Teh
Author Agnes Smedley
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.08.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Aakar Books
Language: English
isbn 9789350024249
length xx+460p., 1 Map; 22cm.
Subjects Biography