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Patrick Tyler

Author of A World of Trouble

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Patrick Tyler
Booknotes, Sunday, October 31, 1999
Patrick Tyler discusses A Great Wall: Six Presidents and China.

A revelatory history of the complicated and combative relationship between the world's biggest and the worlds most powerful nations by the former Beijing bureau chief of the New York Times. A Great Wall is the definitive work on U.S.-China relations since the Cold War. Veteran journalist Patrick Tyler utilizes brilliant original reporting from his years in China; interviews with Presidents, secretaries of state, Chinese officials, and other key leaders; and 15,000 pages of newly declassified documents to chart the history of this fragile friendship over the last three decades, illuminating a relationship usually shrouded in secrecy, miscommunication, rivalry, fondness, and fear. Through vivid scenes and narrative Tyler captures the epic struggle by American and Chinese leaders over three decades to come to terms with each other, sworn enemies since Chinese troops overran the mainland in 1949 and bitterly divided over the fate of Taiwan. Unlike most foreign correspondents, Tyler is an investigative journalist by training, and it shows in A Great Wall's wealth of never-before-disclosed revelations. The result is a book that will make front-page news and receive enormous review attention. Will China be a threat or a partner in the future? As China emerges onto the world stage and into the global market place, A Great Wall will be an essential book for anyone interested in the shifting dynamics of post-Cold War geopolitics. —from the publisher's website (timspalding)… (more)
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