No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour Camps Hongci, Xu

No Wall Too High: One Man's Extraordinary Escape from Mao's Infamous Labour Camps

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`ONE OF THE GREATEST ESCAPE STORIES I'VE EVER READ' MAIL ON SUNDAY

It was one of the greatest prison breaks of all time, during one of the worst totalitarian tragedies of the 20th Century.

Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth in some of China's most brutal labour camps. Three times he tried to escape. And three times he failed. But, determined, he eventually broke free, travelling the length of China, across the Gobi desert, and into Mongolia.

This is the extraordinary memoir of his unrelenting struggle to retain dignity, integrity and freedom; but also the untold story of what life was like for ordinary people trapped in the chaos of the Cultural Revolution.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781846044977
BY (AUTHOR) Hongci, Xu, TRANSLATED BY Hoh, Erling
PUBLISHER : Ebury Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : January 30, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Rider & Co
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm
WEIGHT : 455 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
History & Archaeology
DESCRIPTION : `ONE OF THE GREATEST ESCAPE STORIES I'VE EVER READ' MAIL ON SUNDAYIt was one of the greatest prison breaks of all time, during one of the worst totalitarian tragedies of the 20th Century.Xu Hongci was an ordinary medical student when he was incarcerated under Mao's regime and forced to spend years of his youth in some of China's most brutal labour camps. Three times he tried to escape. And three times he failed. But, determined, he eventually broke free, travelling the length of China, across the Gobi desert, and into Mongolia.This is the extraordinary memoir of his unrelenting struggle to retain dignity, integrity and freedom; but also the untold story of what life was like for ordinary people trapped in the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9781846044977 BY (AUTHOR) Hongci, Xu, TRANSLATED BY Hoh, Erling PUBLISHER : Ebury Publishing PUBLICATION DATE : January 30, 2017 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Rider & Co LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 234 mm x 153 mm WEIGHT : 455 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : Biography, Literature & Literary studies History & Archaeology