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Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America, and the Persecution of John S. Service Hardcover – October 1, 2009
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Disclosure: I met Lynne Joiner in Shanghai when I was running a business there in the 90's. I think I am on her friends list. I know she spent much of the past decade on this book. It was worth the wait.
There is much to praise about Honorable Survivor. Ultimately what makes the book so satisfying is that it combines multiple elements. It is obviously the story of man. But it is also the story of a time. And the conflict of people, ideas, ideologies and countries.
History is full of drama, but too often history books are dry. Honorable Survivor is full of drama and nuance.
Dr. Paul Vout, former Chief Representative in China of Blake Dawson International Lawyers
Ms. Joiner reviews many of the "what ifs?" a rational approach with China could have done. The book covers a complex and amazingly interesting time and presents it in a clear, concise way.
The demagogues will be back and they will be successful if the public does not have reliable information. You cannot have a healthy democracy if people are misinformed, and there are many cable channels,radio stations,web sites and newspapers that are avid providers of misinformation.
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Unfortunately, the genre is Special-Pleading for Joe McCarthy's "Victims". And as well as Ms Joiner does it, she still can't avoid admitting things like;
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A slice of history, dramatically presented. Shows how often policy maker are often so blinded by their "ideas" about a country that they can't hear the reality... Read morePublished 20 months ago by "Volpone"
"Darn, Americans didn't listen to John Service and let McCarthy persecute him into a curator and editor at Berkeley, so I am going to terminate 80 million Chinese lives in revenge! Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by Free_4_2
Honorable Survivor is one of the best books I have ever read. In following the dramatic story of Jack Service, indeed one of the most honorable and insightful diplomats of his... Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by Carol Wilder
After more than 60 years the recent administration still playing the "Two China's Game". The history already proven they were wrong but they just as blind as many previous... Read morePublished on February 11, 2010 by Phil C
I enjoyed Honorable Survivor tremendously. The story of Jack Service touches on some of the most significant historical themes of the last 60 years--World War II, the roots of the... Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by George Chikovani