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The Soong Dynasty book. Sterling Seagrave describes for the first time the intricate and fascinating rise to power of Charlie Soong and his children: daughters Ai-ling, who married one of China's richest men, . Kung; Ching-ling, who married Sun Yat-sen, leader of China's republican revolution; May-ling, who married Chiang Kai-shek, the autocratic ruler of Nationalist China whose ties to.

Sterling Seagrave (April 15, 1937 – May 1, 2017) was an American historian. He was the author of The Soong Dynasty, The Marcos Dynasty, Gold Warriors and numerous other books which address unofficial and clandestine aspects of the 20th-century political history of countries in the Far East.

Sterling Seagrave is author of "The Soong Dynasty", "The Marcos Dynasty", "Gold Warriors" and numerous other books which address unofficial and clandestine aspects of 20th Century political history of the countries in the Far East region. As an investigative journalist in Asia, he contributed to many major newspapers and magazines.

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Asia policy in the 20th century.

Sterling Seagrave in an American historian (b. 1937). He is author of The Soong Dynasty, The Marcos Dynasty, Gold Warriors and numerous other books which address unofficial and clandestine aspects of 20th Century political history of the countries in the Far East.

The Soong Dynasty [paperback] Seagrave, Sterling [Jan 01, 1996]
Jarortr
I bought the kindle version of this book. I wish that the descrirption had indicated that the kindle version of the book did not contain any of the illustrations that were in the original edition (if the NYT review I read is correct, there should be peraps 20 or 30 pages of illustrations. The price was good, but it is unfortunate htat thte kindle edition descriptions are not terribly clear about what is NOT available in that particular edition. I'm very disappointed, but hesitate to go ahead and buy another version in order to get the illustrations, since none of the descriptions I have seen so far on Amazon indicate either the presence or the absence of illustrations.
Arashigore
This is an excellent book about a part of Chinese history that is sometimes confusing. The author does a great job of digging and uncovering the real events and business connection of the people in the Soong family and their relations. This is an essential book if you want to understand the China of 1900-1960. It certainly explains why a lot of things are the way they are today.

The only criticism I have is that he occasionally gets overly poetic in his descriptions of certain places, people and events. Fortunately, these episodes are few and far between
crazy mashine
This is a very long and detailed history of China from about 1880 to the 1960‘s. It gives a full biography of Charlie Soong, the founder of a powerful family which included his son-in-law Chiang Kai-Shek.

This book details Chiang's cruelty. When his sister-in-law begged for the life of a friend and political associate, he let her plead for an hour before telling her that the man had already been put to death. Some of Chiang's prisoners were garrotted by an executioner who was skilled at prolonging death for half an hour.

The American public was not allowed to know what kind of monster they were supporting with money and arms. The publisher Henry Luce, for instance, dedicated his magazine to lavish and incessant praise of Chiang and his wife.

Mme. Chiang's ambition had no limits. She was a monstrous woman who did not deserve to live as long as she did. She died in the Waldorf-Astoria where she occupied several floors.

A truly sickening history, when Japan occupied much of China during the thirties and Chiang and his wife battled the Chinese communists instead of the foreign invaders of their country.

History is told in a smooth and readable fashion by this author.
huckman
This book starts slow, with the childhood and youth of Charlie Soong, but it became like a thriller. Madre me want to know more.
Cobyno
I am too young to remember the hegira of the Kuomintang, but I've heard the story in one form or another all my life. I've met people on both sides who have vastly different views of the events and personalities of the time. One thing that is clear, though, and that is that Stillwell hated Chiang, which is expained in lucid detail in Tuchman's Stillwell and the American Experience in China, 1911-45. Seagrave takes the same view, namely that Chiang was a gangster who got to the top at a time when China was in chaos.

Chiang's hagiography, as touted by the Mandarins in Taiwan is an example of the amazing curative powers of propaganda. (That is why you should turn off CNN if you want to be able to think.)

This book is not just about Chiang, but about the Soong's, the family he married into. The story of Madame Chiang growing up as a young girl in Georgia, and learning to speak English with a southern accent is fascinating. The Soongs were bicultural and bilingual. They were also fantastically wealthy, and that combination helped them find their way to the top in the USA. Mrs. Chiang had unprecedented access to FDR during the time that the US was helping the Chinese fight Japan. The Chiangs used that access to extort huge sums of money from the Americans and they used it to enrich themselves while letting Mao and Cho carry the war.

Madame Chiang's sister was married to Dr. Sun Yat Sen, about whom Seagrave has little good to say, but who has been considered the father of the republican revolution in China. Whether he was or not is a question that Seagrave discusses at length in the book.

Another great book about Chinese history from a man who has spent much of his life in Asia. A great read.
the monster
A majestic book, the story it tells and written so wonderfully. Fascinating to read. The bopok in excellent condition, at a good price. I will recommend this seller to anyone who is thinking of buying a book from them.
Nanecele
This book reads like a textbook. It was very dry and off putting. It was a struggle to finish. Had it not been for a bookclub discussion I would have put aside before 100 pages.
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The Soong Dynasty ebook
Author:
Sterling Seagrave
Category:
Asia
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1695 kb
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Publisher:
Corgi Adult; New Ed edition (1996)
Pages:
538 pages
Rating:
4.9
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