To the Edge of the Sky: A Story of Love, Betrayal, Suffering, and the Strength of Human Courage
Anhua GaoISBN: 1585673625;
Book DescriptionTo the Edge of the Sky is the harrowing account of a remarkable woman's life in communist China?a tale of human courage in the face of shocking inhumanity and hardship. Anhua Gao, her name means Tranquil Flower, was born in 1949, theyear that Mao Tse Tung declared the foundation of the People's Republic of China. It was a turning point in Chinese history, the first time in more than a century that peace had come to China. After many horrific battles between the Japanese and the Chinese, and after many years of civil war between Mao's Communists and Chiang Kai-shek's Kuomintang, a new China was born. To The Edge of the Sky is, like Jung Chang's Wild Swans, an inspiring and heartrending story of life under communist rule and, at the same time, a compelling and detailed history of China's political upheaval through the twentieth century. Gao's early childhood is idyllic?both of her parents are highly respected workers in the Communist army and the family...
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