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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Kurtz-Phelan Narrator: to be announced Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 10, 2018 ISBN: 9781538517666
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A nuanced history of the doomed diplomatic mission that turned the tides of the Chinese Civil War

Following the phenomenal success of General George C. Marshall’s leadership of the American army during World War II, he was the standout candidate for a vital international mission: brokering a coalition government between China’s warring Nationalists and Communists. Marshall went overseas as a US “special representative” and began enacting miraculous change. Under Marshall’s guiding hand, China’s embattled political factions agreed to a ceasefire and settled on the principles of a democratic government. But over the next ten months, Marshall’s mission soured: the agreements he brokered fractured and civil war came to China after all.

This fascinating narrative history portrays the incredible beginnings and ultimate failure of Marshall’s high-stakes mission, with a remarkable cast of characters featuring a heroes’ gallery of American diplomats?Truman, Eisenhower, MacArthur, and many others. In spellbinding, pinpoint detail, The China Mission chronicles an unforgettable misstep in American diplomacy that changed the course of global politics forevermore.

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About the Author

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan was senior editor of Foreign Affairs before joining the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff in 2009. Currently a fellow at New York University, he has contributed reportage and analysis to the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Foreign Policy. He lives in New York.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.