Joy Hog, 8/18/08 "If the tiny tidbits designed for the ADD crowd on NBC merely wet your palette for more, "The Great Wall" is a good place to start." "Tucson Citizen," 8/21/08 "A fascinating history." "The Tucson Citizen," 8/21/08 "A highly readable account." "Acadiana LifeStyle," September 2008 "[A] fascinating book...If you plan to go [to the traveling exhibit], buy this book first." American Author's Association website exciting an accounting of history as it gets!...John Man has a way of making history seem like a novel...Go buy a copy!" "Sun Lakes Splash" "A vivid account of the roots that formed the unique culture of China."
This book really complemented the exhibit of the Terra Cotta Warriors at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Great photos are included.Published on June 9, 2013 by Sue
i'm a docent at the asian art museum in san francisco and this book was instrumental in helping me prepare for my public tourPublished on May 7, 2013 by marina 701
John Man has written a highly useful, journalistic commentary on these famous ancient clay statues--from 230-221 BC, located in an imperial burial mound near the ancient Chinese... Read morePublished on October 27, 2011 by Elena Danielson
Great topic, but horribly delivered as a meandering history and pseudo-travelogue.
Too much China, and not enough Terra Cotta Warriors