- File Size: 2007 KB
- Print Length: 343 pages
- Publisher: Open Road Media (October 13, 2015)
- Publication Date: October 13, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Z8POSXM
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Chiang Kai-Shek: An Unauthorized Biography Kindle Edition
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About the Author
The fifth of six children, Hahn was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and later became the first woman to earn a degree in mining engineering at the University of Wisconsin. She did graduate work at both Columbia and Oxford before leaving for Shanghai. She lived in China for eight years. Her wartime affair with Charles Boxer, Britain’s chief spy in pre–World War II Hong Kong, evolved into a loving and unconventional marriage that lasted fifty-two years and produced two daughters. Hahn’s final piece in the New Yorker appeared in 1996, shortly before her death.
A revolutionary for her time, Hahn broke many of the rules of the 1920s, traveling the country dressed as a boy, working for the Red Cross in Belgium, becoming the concubine to a Shanghai poet, using opium, and having a child out of wedlock. She fought against the stereotype of female docility that characterized the Victorian era and was an advocate for the environment until her death.
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One side note that I found interesting is that Admiral Barbey .mentioned in the last half of this biography is distant relative of my mother.