The time is 1944. The setting is East Asia in flames. The characters are: Philip Baldwin, a New England major with his first command -- a tough and surly American demolition unit isolated in the great retreat of that turbulent year; Su-piao, a strong and beautiful Chinese woman educated in America; and Kwan, a frosty Chinese colonel who loves his country but must help ravish it.
The story of their adventures in one violent week marks Theodore H. White's emergence as a major novelist.
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Mr. White was born in Boston and graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1938, having been the first honors student of the legendary China scholar, John King Fairbank. He was posted to China soon after graduation as Chief of Bureau for Time magazine. He coauthored the non-fiction work Thunder Out Of China. The Mountain Road is his first novel.
Today, Teddy White is best remembered for his journalistic series of books entitled The Making of the President..., which contemporaneously documented several U.S. presidential campaigns.
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Book Description Signet, 1960. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110451017935