Gordon Thomas, "Chaos Under Heaven: The Shocking
Story Behind Chinas Search for
2014 | ASIN: B00L9N8SV0 | 336 pages | EPUB | 2 MB
The story behind the struggle for democracy in China and
the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, still the subject of
widespread government censorship efforts.
The first complete book on the Tiananmen Square
tragedy reveals how diplomats from the United States,
Britain, and Europe knew exact details of the impending
massacre of the students in Tiananmen. In a vivid
narrative window into secret meetings in the Oval Office,
CIA headquarters, and the private compound of China’s
leaders, more than one hundred interviewees contribute
to an untold story.
Chaos Under Heaven reveals America and the West’s
betrayal of the children of China, who, for a brief moment
in history, brought democracy to their homeland. In this
stunning book, Gordon Thomas takes readers inside the
tragic drama of those fifty - five days when the young
people of China, crying out for freedom, rebelled against
the old men of the Long March.
At stake were America’s and the world’s roles in the
future of China. Once castigated by Karl Marx as a
“carefully preserved mummy in a hermetically sealed
coffin,” China has become the superpower of the Pacific.
As the students’ demand for democracy escalated, the
Western nations realized that their carefully cultivated
ambitions for China were at risk. Their goal was to
preserve the status quo.
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