Fascinating

Elise Burkhead

5 Stars

January 3, 2018

I love history. Subjects like the one discussed in this book by Peraino are vastly intriguing to me. Coupling that with the fact that I've traveled to China, I couldn't wait to pick up this book.

In this book, Peraino walks the reader back to 1949 where the political scenery in China was changing. Nationalist China fell to Mao's Communist forces that year. Truman was in office in the United States. I knew absolutely nothing about how modern China came to be - and what a diplomatic catastrophe that period was for the rest of the world as they struggled to understand how to respond to this new government.

Informational wise, I give this book two thumbs up. It's a more arduous read for those who primarily pick up fiction books, but is worth the effort if this time in China's political history fascinated you.