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A behind-the-scenes account of the Soong family, whose wealth and power dominated China and American policy toward Asia for over a half century
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Descendants of a Chinese runaway who grew to in America under the protection of the Methodist church and who returned to his homeland to make a fortune selling Western Bibles, the Soong family became the principal rulers of China during the first half of the 20th century and won the support of the American government and press for many decades.Review:
"Fast-paced and jammed with racy details.""-- New York Times Book Review"
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, 4th Printing. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright, Black linen boards/Fine w/trace discoloration to lower edges. DJ/NF. Biographical history of the Soong family, whose wealth and power dominated China, and American foreign policy towards Asia for the first half of the 20th century. It all began with Charlie Soong, a runaway raised in America under the protection of the Methodist church, and became a Bible publisher and godson of American industrialist Julian Carr. Behind the scenes is Big-eared Tu of the Green Gang. Charlie begat six children. Specular Ai-ling weds finance minister H.H. Kung; revolutionary Ai-ling marries Amercian educated, founding father Sun Yat-sen; Wellesly educated First Lady May-ling is wife to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek; Prime Minister T.V. Soong marries into a New York banking family; and, financier T.L. Soong marries into a family San Francisco Bankers. A web of intrigue and control, all the more fantastic because it all happened. Seller Inventory # 002924
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