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A FORCE SO SWIFT Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949

by | Read by Paul Michael

History • 10.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2017

The Communist revolution in China posed a dilemma for the United States: Recognize the de facto ruling regime, or continue to support the failing Nationalist Party? The year 1949, a pivotal time in this debate, is the primary focus of this work. Paul Michael delivers an able reading of this historical examination. His even tone underscores the gravity of the political situation. Varying the pace slightly at times, he speaks more slowly during discussions of intricate political maneuvering and more quickly in the accounts of action scenes. His pronunciations of Chinese names are clear and natural, making them easy for listeners to distinguish and follow. The author's generally chronological presentation also aids in listening. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2017]

Trade Ed. • Random House Audio • 2017

DD ISBN 9780525496946 $17.50


Library Ed. • Books on Tape • 2017

DD ISBN 9780525496953 $66.50

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