The Dream And The Destiny
By Alexander Cordell
A magnificent epic novel about one of the most important incidents in the early history of Communist China, from the bestselling author of The Rape of the Fair Country
The Long March was an extraordinary feat of human endurance. Lin-Wai, a young
doctor newly recruited into the Red Army, is caught up in the breakout of the followers
of Mao and their ensuing flight.
The marchers struggle on through pain and suffering, under continual harrassment
from the enormously superior Kuomintang forces. Through the blistering heat of the
Grasslands to the icy-zub-zero temperatures of the Great Snow Mountain, they march.
Over a hundred thousand men begin the march. Only five thousand will survive.
Alexander Cordell was born in Ceylon in 1914, was educated mainly in China and joined the army in 1932. After WWII, during which he served in France, he became a civil servant, spending three years in Hong Kong.
He wrote more than thirty novels including the highly acclaimed 'Mortymer Trilogy' - The Rape of the Fair Country, The Hosts of Rebecca and Song of the Earth. He died on 13 November 1997 aged eighty-three
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07 Aug 2014
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Hodder & Stoughton