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    • The Search for Modern China

    • By: Jonathan D. Spence
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 36 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 97

    The history of China is as rich and strange as that of any country on earth. Yet for many, China’s history remains unknown, or known only through the stylized images that generations in the West have cherished or reviled as truth. With his command of character and event - the product of 30 years of research and reflection in the field - Spence dispels those myths in a powerful narrative. Over four centuries of Chinese history, Spence fashions the astonishing story of the effort to achieve a modern China.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Read, Difficult Chinese

    • By Patricia on 01-02-13

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Mao Zedong

    • By: Jonathan Spence
    • Narrated by: Alexander Adams
    • Length: 5 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Born in rural China in 1893, Mao Zedong led his country through "a long-drawn-out adventure in upheaval". In the process he became one of the monumental figures of the 20th century. He died in 1976, just as China was entering detente with the U.S.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent analysis

    • By Karen on 06-07-05

    Regular price: $21.27