Bitter Winds by Harry Wu
A Memoir of My Years in China's Gulag

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A searing eyewitness account of what life was like in the prison camps of China during the 1960s and 1970s--through the rise of the Cultural Revolution and the Red Brigade, the death of Mao to the struggles of post-Maoist China. The author exposes the Chinese practice of exporting forced labor goods illegally into the U.S. Due to his appearance on ``Sixty Minutes'' and a cover story in Newsweek, Harry Wu was invited to speak before Congress resulting in a continuing investigation regarding his findings.
 

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Published December 10, 2007 by Wiley. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Wu was sustained by the insight that in such a world human life had no value, that the society was rotten if people didn't count, and that he would have a purpose if he tried to change that society.

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In this eloquent memoir, Wu recalls his 19 years in Chinese labor camps.

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