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by Peggy Kordick

In China, the decade following 1937 was characterized by cataclysmic social, political, and economic upheavals. The capital city of Nanking, savaged by Japanese atrocities and destruction, was a dismal place and a virtual tinderbox of riots and demonstrations, often directed at Americans. Author Peggy Kordick writes a compelling account of her years in Nanking between 1946 and 1948 revealing a pivotal time in international history. The story emerges from meticulously preserved letters the author wrote to her parents detailing the two years she and her husband spent as missionaries in China at the end of World War II. Candid photographs capture the mood of the period and the far reaching events of that time. Readers will remember "Life and Death in Nanking" long after the book is closed.
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ISBN: 1561678244
ISBN13: 978-1561678242
Category: Biographies
Subcategory: Historical
Author: Peggy Kordick
Language: English
Publisher: American Literary Press, Inc. (September 15, 2003)
Pages: 152 pages
ePUB size: 1912 kb
FB2 size: 1940 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 172
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"Life and Death in Nanking" is a collection of letters from the author to her parents during the period from December 1946 to November 1948. In 1946 the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions sent her and her husband to Nanking, China. The letters clearly show the culture and political upheaval in China following World War II. As you read her personal letters you will live through her fears, trials, personal growth, and loss as she shares her most emotional times with her parents. It is a highly personal view into the life of a missionary in a very different culture and time and a recommended read for anyone interested in memoir type books.
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Rebeccasreads recommends LIFE AND DEATH IN NANKING as a time capsule of an era long gone when poverty, rebellion & fear surrounded a young American wife & mother as she works to be a teacher & struggles to keep her family safe in a nation where life has unraveled.
Set your recently acquired political correctness aside, & relish the ride. It is one of sheer naivete & racism, courage & poignancy.