THE MOUNTAIN ROAD
Theodore H. White
The time is 1944. The setting is East Asia in flames. The characters are: Philip Baldwin, a New England major with his first command -- a tough and surly American demolition unit isolated in the great retreat of that turbulent year; Su-piao, a strong and beautiful Chinese woman educated in America; and Kwan, a frosty Chinese colonel who loves his country but must help ravish it.
The story of their adventures in one violent week marks Theodore H. White's emergence as a major novelist.
Teddy White was the first honors student of the legendary China scholar John King Fairbank and was posted to China soon after graduation from Harvard College as Chief of Bureau for Time magazine. He coauthored Thunder Out Of China. The Mountain Road is his first novel.
ISBN 1-59988-000-8 (pb) $29.95