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Wuhan

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(2 CDs)
Product Number: MPCD6332
Released: 01 Jan, 2022
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781801106641
Narrator(s): Bruno Roubicek
Publisher: W F Howes
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A multi-stranded historical epic set in China in 1937, when Wuhan stood alone against a whirlwind of war and violence. Everyone's heard of Wuhan in connection with Covid-19. But 80 years ago it was equally famous as the first place on earth to decisively defeat fascism. In 1937 Japan invaded China, slaughtering 20 million Chinese – mainly civilians. As vast swathes of the country fell to the invaders, Wuhan was appointed wartime capital and symbol of Chinese resistance. China, a medieval society, began a desperately needed reorganisation – transforming itself militarily, educationally, medically and culturally. Their heroic efforts in Wuhan halted the Japanese. Weaving together a multitude of narratives, Wuhan is a historical fiction epic that pulls no punches: the heart-in-mouth story of a peasant family forced onto a thousand-mile refugee death-march; the story of Lao She – China's greatest writer – leaving his family in a war-zone to assist with the propaganda effort in Wuhan; the hellish battlefields of the Sino-Japanese war; the approaching global war seen through a host of colourful characters – from Chiang Kai-Shek, China's nationalist leader, to Peter Fleming, British journalist based in Wuhan and a prototype for his younger brother Ian Fleming's James Bond. 2021 Head of Zeus

Author(s): John Fletcher
Original Publish Date: 01 Jan, 2022

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Author(s): John Fletcher
Narrator(s): Bruno Roubicek
Product Number CX7659
Released: 01 Jan, 2022
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781801106634

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