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Almost a Revolution
Almost a Revolution
Author: Tong Shen, Marianne Yen, Shen Tong
An eyewitness account of Tiananmen Spring, available once again to commemorate the ten year anniversary of these historic events of China's recent past
ISBN-13: 9780395546932
ISBN-10: 0395546931
Publication Date: 11/9/1990
Pages: 342
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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There were mixed reviews for this book which is more a personal experience than a dispassionate set of observations. Shen Tong tells the story of his experiences with life as a student and his growing love affair with democracy. He becomes an activist and is a leader in the Tiananmen Square demonstration that was so brutally crushed. He was lucky enough to have the money to buy a passport and the airfare to America to escape government prosecution. His grandparents both committed suicide (in their 60's) to avoid the public humiliation of a duncecap parade. A stirring personal memoir.