Who can forget the images, telecast worldwide, of brave Chinese students facing down tanks in Tiananmen Square as they took on their Communist government? After a two-week standoff in 1989, military forces suppressed the revolt, killing many students and issuing arrest warrants for top student leaders, including Zhang Boli. After two years as a fugitive, Zhang -- the only leader to elude capture -- knew that he must bid his beloved country, as well as his wife and baby daughter, farewell. Traveling across the frozen terrain of the former Soviet Union, where peasants rescued him, and through the deserted lands of China's precarious borders, Zhang had only his extraordinary will to propel him toward freedom. As told in Escape from China -- a work of great historical resonance -- his story will renew your faith in the human spirit.... was missing, even the large number of electric watches that I had brought along to exchange for rubles and that might not be of any use to me after all. ... I reclined on the car seat and felt drowsy. ... I thought they might be sending me back to the Chinese frontier security forces, because I heard the term aLiberation Army. ... The sky was completely dark when we reached the frontier security station.
|Title||:||Escape From China|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2008-06-30|