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Author Hamilton, John Maxwell.

Title Edgar Snow : a biography / John Maxwell Hamilton.

Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1988.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Eucalyptus  070.924 Sn61Bh 1988    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xii, 343 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-333) and index.
Summary "Snow's classic Red Star Over China was a journalistic coup. Based on interviews with Mao Zedong and his followers, who were in hiding, cut off from Western observers for a decade, his bestseller revealed that Chinese Communism was a cohesive popular movement, not a ragtag army of bandits. But Snow (1905-1972), the adventurous reporter from Kansas City, Missouri, and stowaway to the Far East, told Americans things they did not want to hear. The Cold War public ignored his measured portrayal of a protectionist Soviet Union crippled by WW II and not bent on spreading communism. During the McCarthy witch-hunt period, this romantic idealist, who once called Mao an agrarian democrat, was blamed for misleading Americans. Even as Snow's political opinions matured, his message that China wanted closer ties with the U.S. went unheeded. Written by a journalist who worked in the U.S. Agency for International Development, this serviceable biography is as plainspoken as its down-to-earth subject. The early chapters on Snow's incredible adventures across Asia are the best."--Publisher's Weekly.
Subject Snow, Edgar, 1905-1972.
Foreign correspondents -- United States -- Biography.
Foreign correspondents -- China -- Biography.
Sinologists -- United States -- Biography.
China -- History -- 1937-1945.
China -- History -- Civil War, 1945-1949.
China -- History -- 1949-1976.
Snow, Edgar, 1905-1972 (OCoLC)fst00004642
Civil War (China : 1945-1949) (OCoLC)fst01352298
Foreign correspondents. (OCoLC)fst00931759
Sinologists. (OCoLC)fst01119626
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1937-1976
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0253319099

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