The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China (Paperback)
  • The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China (Paperback)
zoom

The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China (Paperback)

(author)
£16.99
Paperback 816 Pages / Published: 11/11/2010
  • In stock online

Usually dispatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

Entertaining and masterly biography of Madame Chiang Kai-shek - the woman who built modern China.

THE LAST EMPRESS revolves around a fascinating, manipulative woman and her family who were largely responsible for dragging China into the modern world. Soong May-ling, or Madame Chiang as she was known, is uniquely positioned at the heart of this story. As her husband came to represent the hopes of the West in the East, she acted as his adviser, English translator, secretary, and most loyal champion, finding herself on the world stage with Franklin D Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. A savvy politician, she remained a popular if controversial figure both at home and abroad.

Hannah Pakula brilliantly narrates the life of this extraordinary woman - how she charmed the United States out of billions of dollars while remaining dedicated to her China, and how she managed to influence if not change the history of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780753828021
Number of pages: 816
Weight: 964 g
Dimensions: 236 x 159 x 58 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This engrossing biography tells of her fight to thrive at the world's top tables. -- Boyd Tonkin * INDEPENDENT i NEWSPAPER *
With the ability to bring US congress to its feet, she makes extraordinary reading. * DAILY EXPRESS *
Hers is an epic story * HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER *
This well written and exciting book tells the unforgettable story of a woman who had a profound influence on 20th-century history. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *

You may also be interested in...

Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Agent Jack: The True Story of MI5's Secret Nazi Hunter
Added to basket
Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Napoleon
Added to basket
£30.00   £26.00
Hardback
The Skripal Files
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
To Catch A King
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £13.99
Hardback
What Happened
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Thomas Cromwell
Added to basket
£30.00   £25.00
Hardback
The Diary of a Young Girl
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Oscar
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
Black Tudors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bloody Brilliant Women
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Billion Dollar Spy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.