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  • How are reviewers describing this item?
    historical, chinese, novel, two and great.
  • Our engine has profiled the reviewer patterns and has determined that there is minimal deception involved.
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  • Our engine has discovered that over 90% high quality reviews are present.
  • This product had a total of 60 reviews as of our last analysis date on Jan 19 2020.
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BETA

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Excellent storytelling with touching ending and good historical info thrown in too

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In novelistic form, Two Sons of China provides us with an enthralling account of World War II on the Chinese mainland--far from...  Read More

Most authentic reviewquestion

Just finished this book, and recommend it highly. I don't want to give spoilers, but will say the following: it does a masterf...  Read More

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BETA

    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The author did a great job telling the story on the background of the ww2 in china.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    It reads like a war movie.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Second, it's based on a cool story i had no idea about - the dixie mission - in which americans who were frustrated with chiang kai-shek's weak effort in the war against japan went to evaluate mao zedong's communist forces and considered arming them with u.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Third, historical figures like mao and zhou enlai are characters in the book and i liked learning about what they might have been like as younger men, before they took over china.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    The other son referred to in the title is a native chinese man, a member of the communist party for whom the fight to save his homeland from japanese invaders is personal.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Being chinese myself, i appreciated that every now and then, a character's words or actions gave insight into chinese philosophies.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Still, background knowledge is not necessary because the author sets up the time period in a very accessible way, and in fact, this book may even be a suitable introduction to modern chinese history.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    As the two main characters get to know each other, it's no surprise that religion and politics are discussed.

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