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Author Li, Laura Tyson

Title Madame Chiang Kai-Shek : China's Eternal First Lady / Laura Tyson Li
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2007


Description 1 online resource
Contents Cover Page; Preface; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Notes on Chinese Romanization; Prologue; Part I; 1. Little Lantern; 2. Revelation to Revolution; 3. America's Moon Is Rounder; 4. College Days; 5. Belle of Shanghai; 6. Man in Uniform; Part II; 7. The Generalissimo's Wife; 8. New Life; 9. Rescuing the Gimo; 10. Undeclared War; 11. Chungking; 12. Little Sister's Easiest Conquest; Part III; 13. Coming Home to America; 14. Backfire; 15. In the Shadow of the Pyramids; 16. The Storm Center; 17. Taiwan's Sorrow; 18. Madame General; Part IV; 19. The Resurrection
20. Cold War, White Terror21. Return to the Mainland; 22. Death of a Failed Messiah; 23. Resurgam; 24. Diva at Dusk; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Now in paperback, Madame Chiang Kai-shek is the first biography of one of history's most intriguing and controversial political figures. Beautiful, brilliant, and captivating, Madame Chiang Kai-shek seized unprecedented power during China's long and violent civil war. She passionately argued against Chinese Communism in the international arena and influenced decades of Sino-American relations and modern Chinese history. Raised in one of China's most powerful families and educated at Wellesley College, Soong Mayling went on to become wife, chief adviser, interpreter, and propagandist to Nationalist leader Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. She sparred with international leaders like Churchill and Roosevelt, and impressed Westerners and Chinese alike with her acumen, charm, and glamour. But she was also decried as a manipulative "Dragon Lady," and despised for living in American-style splendor while Chinese citizens suffered under her husband's brutal oppression. The result of years of extensive research in the United States and abroad, and written with access to previously classified CIA and diplomatic files, Madame Chiang Kai-shek objectively evaluates one of the most powerful and fascinating women of the twentieth century
Notes Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 25, 2016)
SUBJECT Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003.
Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003. fast (OCoLC)fst00018600
Subject Presidents' spouses -- China -- Biography
Presidents' spouses.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780802198730