"The author has done a magnificent job of reconstructing the military mobilization in Beijing and the role of the People's Liberation Army in the bloody suppression of the Chinese people's movement... A moving book that vividly displays the extraordinary bravery of the residents of Beijing." - Pacific Affairs "The author skillfully weaves eyewitness accounts into a smoothly flowing narrative. Two maps of Beijing assist the reader in following the actions described, and there is a seful chronology of events. The work should interest both generalists and specialists, and spans the disciplines of history, political science, and sociology." - The China Quarterly "It took three and a half years for Brook to collect the pieces of this tragic puzzle. The result: a unique and vigorous study that does not try to find out 'who was wrong and who was right,' but concentrates on simple facts." - Liberation (Paris)
About the Author
About the Author Timothy Brook is Associate Professor of History at the University of Toronto. He has engaged in historical research and traveled extensively throughout China.
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