Thread of the Silkworm
By (author) Iris Chang
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Thread of the Silkworm by Iris Chang
Book DescriptionThe definitive biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen, the pioneer of the American space age who was mysteriously accused of being a communist, deported, and became--to America's continuing chagrin--the father of the Chinese missile program.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465006786
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 25-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Iris Chang
Iris Chang lived and worked in California. She was a journalism graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana and worked briefly as a reporter in Chicago before winning a graduate fellowship to the writing seminars program at The Johns Hopkins University. Her first book, Thread of the Silkworm (the story of Tsien Hsue-shen, father of the People's Republic of China's missile program) received world-wide critical acclaim. She is the recipient of the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation's Program on Peace and International Cooperation award, as well as major grants from the National Science Foundation, the Pacific Cultural Foundation, and the Harry Truman Library. She passed away in 2004.
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