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SEEING CALVIN COOLIDGE IN A DREAM.
Edition: First printing.
New York: St Martin's, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's unusual first novel, a first-person novel written in the voice of Chai, a former Red Guard from Northeastern China who fled his country by swimming to Hong Kong, eventually making his way to the United States, and now living a version of the immigrant's dream, married to the sensible Ding and with one child. He has developed an obsession for the maxims of Calvin Coolidge, whose American frugality contrasts, in his mind, with the corruption of the Chinese Communist leaders. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 0-312140444.
Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)Book ID: 68132More details Price: $30.00
IN THE SHADOW OF THE DRAGON: A Journey through South East Asia.
Edition: First UK printing.
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1957). Hardcover first edition - An account of the author's travels in Indo-China [Vietnam], Cambodia, Laos, Siam, Burma, Malaya and Indonesia in the period right after the collapsing of the colonial powers and of newly independent states. The "dragon" casting its shadow is Communist China. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Translated from the German by Mervyn Savill. Publisher's black tape on copyright page. 288 pp.
Condition: Very good in a poor dust jacket with large chips to the front cover and the ends of the dj spine.Book ID: 82388More details Price: $18.50
DAUGHTER OF CHINA: A True Story of Love and Betrayal.
Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., (1999). A memoir of a woman "trained as an elite soldier in the Chinese army, her forbidden love for an American, and her seemingly impossible escape - with his help - from the nation to which she had pledged her life. . . a compelling look at life inside the rigid walls of Communist China." 349 pp. ISBN: 0-471390194.
Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.Book ID: 71889More details Price: $17.50