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The Resource Edgar Snow, a biography, John Maxwell Hamilton

Edgar Snow, a biography, John Maxwell Hamilton

Label
Edgar Snow, a biography
Title
Edgar Snow, a biography
Statement of responsibility
John Maxwell Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Snow's classic Red Star Over China was a journalistic coup. Based on interviews with Mao Zedong and his followers, who were in hiding, cut off from Western observers for a decade, his bestseller revealed that Chinese Communism was a cohesive popular movement, not a ragtag army of bandits. But Snow (1905-1972), the adventurous reporter from Kansas City, Missouri, and stowaway to the Far East, told Americans things they did not want to hear. The Cold War public ignored his measured portrayal of a protectionist Soviet Union crippled by WW II and not bent on spreading communism. During the McCarthy witch-hunt period, this romantic idealist, who once called Mao an agrarian democrat, was blamed for misleading Americans. Even as Snow's political opinions matured, his message that China wanted closer ties with the U.S. went unheeded. Written by a journalist who worked in the U.S. Agency for International Development, this serviceable biography is as plainspoken as its down-to-earth subject. The early chapters on Snow's incredible adventures across Asia are the best."--Publisher's Weekly
  • "Snow's classic Red Star Over China was a journalistic coup. Based on interviews with Mao Zedong and his followers, who were in hiding, cut off from Western observers for a decade, his bestseller revealed that Chinese Communism was a cohesive popular movement, not a ragtag army of bandits. But Snow (1905-1972), the adventurous reporter from Kansas City, Missouri, and stowaway to the Far East, told Americans things they did not want to hear. The Cold War public ignored his measured portrayal of a protectionist Soviet Union crippled by WW II and not bent on spreading communism. During the McCarthy witch-hunt period, this romantic idealist, who once called Mao an agrarian democrat, was blamed for misleading Americans. Even as Snow's political opinions matured, his message that China wanted closer ties with the U.S. went unheeded. Written by a journalist who worked in the U.S. Agency for International Development, this serviceable biography is as plainspoken as its down-to-earth subject. The early chapters on Snow's incredible adventures across Asia are the best. "-- Publisher's Weekly
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, John Maxwell
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Snow, Edgar
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Sinologists
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Sinologists
  • China
  • China
  • China
Label
Edgar Snow, a biography, John Maxwell Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [293]-333
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17550645
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 343 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780253319098
Lccn
87046366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Snow Collection copy signed by author.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1540815
  • (WaOLN)1171868
Label
Edgar Snow, a biography, John Maxwell Hamilton
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages [293]-333
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17550645
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 343 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780253319098
Lccn
87046366
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Snow Collection copy signed by author.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (WaOLN)1540815
  • (WaOLN)1171868

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