Paper ISBN: 9780804719575
Winner of the 1991 Stuart L. Bernath Prize, sponsored by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.
"A swift-paced, absorbing account of the dangerous political maneuvers that engaged America with both China and the Soviet Union during the years between 1948 and 1972. . . . Chang's account is impressively documented with once-classified records. . . . This is a scrupulously detailed history, scholarly and at the same time filled with incident, insight, and personality. . . . Chang paints a fascinating picture."
—San Francisco Chronicle