Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xi], 419,  pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1985.
A special Limited first edition preceding the trade edition, SIGNED by AUTHOR Harrison Evans Salisbury. This book has never been read and is in As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink wrap.
More than fifty years ago, Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai and other leaders of the First Front Army ended their Long March. To commemorate the occasion, Harrison E. Salisbury obtained permission from the People's Liberation Army to retrace many portions of Mao's Long March. He interviewed many of the participants, mainly but not exclusively survivors of the First Front Army. The result is a narrative largely from the vantage of Long March military commanders and commissars at the division, regiment and brigade levels--soldiers who, after 1949, became China's generals, ministers and top provincial officials. This book is the legendary journalist's account of Mao Zedong's march with the Red Army, the path of which Salisbury retraced on foot fifty years later.
Beautiful Chinese characters on the cover translate to "The Long March. " Contains illustrated map of China showing routes, plus a haunting sepia-rose toned illustration of the March by Sun Kilgore.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather and features gilded, sewn in pages and ribbon marker, simply superb quality, Franklin Library at its best.