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Red Star Over China

 

By Edgar Snow

1937 - London - Victor Gollancz Ltd

8.5" by 5.5", 464pp

 

 

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An uncommon Left Book Club first edition of Red Star Over China by Edgar Snow.

Bound in cloth-covered boards.

First Edition.

Uncommon.

Left Book Club.

Red Star Over China is an account of the Communist Party of China written when they were a guerrilla army still obscure to Westerners. It is considered as one of the most influential books on Western understanding and sympathy for China in the 1930s.

Edgar Snow, 1905 1972, was an American journalist known for his books and articles on Communism in China and the Chinese Communist revolution. He is believed to be the first Western journalist to interview Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong, and is best known for Red Star Over China (1937) an account of the Chinese Communist movement from its foundation until the late 1930s. Snow's reporting from China in the 1930s was both praised as prescient and blamed for the rise of Mao's communism. His biographers present him as an important link between China and the United States.

CONDITION

The binding is firm. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping, rubbing and disoclouration. Internally the pages generally clean and bright, with some slight browning to the page edges, and the very occasional spot. There is an ink inscription on the front free-endpaper. Overall the condition is very good.

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