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The man who stayed behind, Sidney Rittenberg and Amanda Bennett

Label
The man who stayed behind
Title
The man who stayed behind
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Rittenberg and Amanda Bennett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""I never meant to stay in China ...""--BOOK JACKET. "And so begins this gripping true-life saga of adventure, love, commitment, betrayal, despair, and hope. Sidney Rittenberg is The Man Who Stayed Behind."--BOOK JACKET. "Recounted in the best tradition of epic storytelling, Sidney Rittenberg's story is destined to take a place beside the classics of its genre. Like T. E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom, this is the story of a man who voyaged deep into a secret world and returned to tell the tale. Like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, it is the story of a man who looked evil in the face and survived. Like John Reed's Ten Days That Shook the World, it is the story of a man who followed his convictions wherever they led him."--BOOK JACKET. "Sidney Rittenberg's story is an eyewitness account of history as it unfolded. He went to China with the U.S. military in the mid-1940s. Deeply committed to helping the people, he sought out the Chinese Communists in their wartime headquarters in Yanan. He joined in overland marches and lived alongside the revolutionaries, taking part in secret meetings. He argued dogma with Mao Zedong, mused philosophy with Zhou Enlai, danced with Mao's wife, Jiang Qing."--BOOK JACKET. "He shows a seldom-seen personal side of the revolutionaries: an insomniac Mao prowling the villages at night, his bodyguard fifty yards behind; a playful Mao, dancing to the strains of "Turkey in the Straw"; an enraged Mao, face contorted with fury, stomping away from a meeting with Khrushchev. Rittenberg also offers the only inside view available today of the takeover of power during the Cultural Revolution of a major Chinese government body."--BOOK JACKET. "He shows us firsthand the inhumanity of the Communist regime: His is an inspiring account of a triumphant struggle over madness and despair in prison during six years in solitary confinement on trumped-up spy charges. Then he tells of ten more years, a decade later, spent in solitary confinement alongside other political prisoners who fell afoul of the dominant faction during the Cultural Revolution. He presents an unforgettable prison portrait of Mao's wife, Jiang Qing, condemned finally to the very prison where she had sent Rittenberg nearly a decade earlier."--BOOK JACKET. "There is also the touching love story of a wife who pledged to wait for ten years for the man she loved - and who was forced by fate to make good on that promise."--BOOK JACKET. "Sidney Rittenberg's story is one that will be read on many different levels. It is a serious book that will be must reading for China-watchers and scholars alike. But more than that, it is both a compelling personal story and a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of some of the most profound political and moral issues of the century."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rittenberg, Sidney
Dewey number
  • 324.251/075/092273
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HX418.8.R58
LC item number
A3 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rittenberg, Sidney
  • Communists
  • China
  • China
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
The man who stayed behind, Sidney Rittenberg and Amanda Bennett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
476 p.
Isbn
9780671735951
Lccn
93006541
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • OCM27339180
  • CARL027339180
Label
The man who stayed behind, Sidney Rittenberg and Amanda Bennett
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
476 p.
Isbn
9780671735951
Lccn
93006541
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • OCM27339180
  • CARL027339180

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