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14

Jul
2011

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Midwest Book Review gives “My Two Chinas” five stars

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Says (in part): “Any collection strong in Chinese political and social issue needs this [book]!”

Established in 1976, the Midwest Book Review publishes monthly book publications specifically designed for community and academic librarians, booksellers, and the general reading public. These publications include:

The Bookwatch
California Bookwatch
Children’s Bookwatch
Internet Bookwatch
Library Bookwatch
MBR Bookwatch
Reviewer’s Bookwatch
Small Press Bookwatch
Wisconsin Bookwatch

The Midwest Book Review is an organization of volunteers committed to promoting literacy, library usage, and small press publishing. They accept no financial donations from authors or publishers in exchange for our services, in order to avoid any conflict of interest issues (though they do permit the donation of postage stamps to the Midwest Book Review, as a gesture of support and appreciation for what the organization seeks to accomplish on behalf of the small press community).

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22

Jun
2011

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Re: “Tower Stories,” Odyssey Networks interviews Damon for smartphone app

On 22, Jun 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Odyssey Networks is the nation’s largest multi-faith coalition dedicated to promoting tolerance, peace and social justice through the production and distribution of media. Odyssey’s membership includes over 60 faith groups and organizations. A list of member faith groups and organizations is available on their website’s member section.

Damon was interviewed as part of the Network’s new mobile smartphone app, “Call on Faith” for iPhone, Blacberry, and Android. “Call on Faith” features over 120 videos representing faiths from around the world and across all cultures. Look for Damon talking about his book “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11″ in the Call on Faith “ON Page” section next month. Other features authors include Lauren Hillenbrand, Ashley Judd, and Conor Grennan.

You can follow Odyssey Networks at:

www.twitter.com/odysseynetworks

www.facebook.com/odysseynetworks

Order your copy of “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11” here:

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08

Jun
2011

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Missouri college to do two readings of “Tower Stories” to commemorate September 11th

On 08, Jun 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

East Central College of Union, Missouri will host two nights of readings from my book Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 as part of their commermoration of 9/11, this coming September.

Publishers Weekly called Tower Stories:

“. . . monumental . . . In the weeks following the World Trade Center attack, DiMarco, in the tradition of Studs Terkel, wandered Manhattan collecting the stories of Gothamites who survived the collapse of the towers, came to help or simply bore witness-whether from elsewhere in the city, across the country or overseas . . . DiMarco’s contribution to the memory of that horrific day is enormous; the testimonies collected here form an amazing, one-of-a-kind account.” 

Library Journal called Tower Stories:

“…unique, a multitude of firsthand experiences preserved as few other 9/11 books have done. This second edition is expanded with many more photographs and with updates about a number of the witnesses interviewed. Recommended for all public and undergraduate libraries.”

Interested in doing a reading event at your theater, college or university, or civic group? All public readings of material from Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11  are subject to a performance royalty, as well as certain contracual agreements and restrictions. Please e-mail info@towerstories.org or mail@damondimarco.com to request a Royalty Application.

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25

May
2011

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Damon joins faculty of “SENTENCES 3: A Conference on Writing Prose”

On 25, May 2011 | In Event | By admin

Hosted by The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Arts and Letters Program at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.

SENTENCES 3 is open to current CSGS Students, Alums and Friends, and other Post-Baccalaureate Writers.

August 1-5, 2011 

Program coordinator: Prof. Robert Ready

For more information, please visit: http://depts.drew.edu/grad/summer11/

The faculty slate for SENTENCES 3 includes: 

Damon DiMarco is the author of several books including Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11 featuring a foreword by Tom Kean, Chairman of the Independent 9/11 Commission; The Actor’s Art & Craft with William Esper, featuring a foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner, David Mamet; My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary with Tang Baiqiao, featuring a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Damon has been a guest on national television and radio (FOX, CNN, The National Geographic Channel, the Premiere Radio Network, etc.), as well as a guest speaker at colleges, universities, and community groups across the country. Read more…

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20

May
2011

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Of “My Two Chinas”: veteran book reviewer says it “must be read.”

On 20, May 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Alan Caruba is a charter member of the National Book Critics Circle and has been reviewing for more than five decades. In his monthly column, Bookviews, Caruba writes about my latest book, “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang (foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama).

“My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary ($26.00, Prometheus Books) by Baiqiano Tang with Damon DiMarco describes China from inside, a China in which its people are being imprisoned by their own government for the “crime” of wanting a more democratic republic Read more…

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10

May
2011

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“My Two Chinas”: Canadian reviewer calls it “mesmerizing and important”

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On May 7, 2011, Yvonne Crittenden of the Sudbury Star writes:

“This is the story of a very brave man. Baiqiao Tang is one of the best known young Chinese dissidents whose hopes for democracy in China were dashed after the massacre at Tiananmen Square in 1989. In this gripping and poignant story of his life in China and eventual escape to safety in the west, Tang shows how a brilliant, dedicated young student was instilled with a desire to bring human rights to his country. Tang’s name became legendary in the pro-democracy movement in China. He was imprisoned in a notorious jail in the crackdown after Tiananmen Square. He describes the horrendous treatment meted out by brutal guards who tortured, starved and routinely beat prisoners. Paroled, he now lives in New York City and carries the banner for his cause in exile. A mesmerizing and Read more…

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29

Apr
2011

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Popular China-phile site “Kan Zhong Guo” reviews “My Two Chinas”

On 29, Apr 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Kan Zhong Guo is an independent media firm established in the United States of America as a platform to integrate China into the global village, and to provide the public with an accurate account of modern China. The site says it maintains a vision to “bridge the gap between East and West, promoting traditional Chinese culture and values.”

You can read the Kan Zhong Guo review here: http://en.kanzhongguo.com/realchina/my_two_chinas.html

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About “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang

My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.  

Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.  

My Two Chinas features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.   

Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.   

Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.  

Visit us on Facebook, Click here.

For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.  

For a copy of the press release in French, click here.  

For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.

To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.

 

HostGator review

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12

Apr
2011

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Radio Free Asia covers “My Two Chinas”

On 12, Apr 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit corporation that operates a radio station and Internet news service. RFA was founded by an act of the US Congress and is operated by the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). The RFA is supported in part by grants from the federal government of the United States of America. RFA broadcasts in nine Asian languages for audiences in at least six countries.

BBG’s stated mission is “to promote and sustain freedom and democracy by broadcasting accurate and objective news and information about the United States and the world to audiences overseas. […] RFA broadcasts news and information to Asian listeners who lack regular access to full and balanced reporting in their domestic media. Through its broadcasts and call-in programs, RFA aims to fill a critical gap in the lives of people across Asia.”established by the United States Congress and funded by the Federal Government of the United States. Its mandate is to broadcast timely, accurate news happening within its broadcast region that is “otherwise not reported“.

Read the Radio Free Asia article covering Damon DiMarco, Tang Baiqiao, and “My Two Chinas.”

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About “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang

My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.

Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.

My Two Chinas features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.

Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.

Visit us on Facebook, Click here.

For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.

For a copy of the press release in French, click here.

For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.

To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.

HostGator review

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11

Apr
2011

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“My Two Chinas” wins excellent Publishers Weekly review

On 11, Apr 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Publishers Weekly, abbreviated PW, is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents. Published continuously for the past 138 years, it has carried the tagline, “The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling.” With 51 issues a year, the emphasis today is on book reviews.

First published in 1872, the magazine began as The Publishers’ Weekly (with an apostrophe), a collective catalog for publishers to pool their resources. That listing of books enabled booksellers to learn about forthcoming titles, and eventually the publication expanded to include features and articles.

They’ve written a glowing review of my latest book, “My Two Chinas.”

To read it, click on: PW Web Review My Two Chinas

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About “My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” with Baiqiao Tang

My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary” recounts my co-author Tang Baiqiao’s experiences as a student leader during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989; how he was subsequently hunted by the Chinese government and jailed for his pro-democracy activities; the physical and mental tortures he endured while in prison; his release, and eventual flight to the U.S.

Despite living in exile these past 21 years, Tang Baiqiao has never relented in his campaign to bring human rights and freedom to his homeland, and throughout the world.

My Two Chinas features a foreword by His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

Prof. Robert Thurman, noted expert on China and Tibet, will contribute an introduction.

Jeff Widener, the world-renowned photojournalist and Pulitzer-finalist who took the iconic “Tank Man” photo has contributed a preface.

Visit us on Facebook, Click here.

For a copy of the press release in Chinese, click here.

For a copy of the press release in French, click here.

For a copy of the press release in Dutch, click here.

To see a list of Advance Endorsements, click here.

HostGator review

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01

Apr
2011

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My review of “Death by China – A Global Call to Action”

On 01, Apr 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

My friend Greg Autry asked me to read and comment on his forthcoming book with Peter Navarro. “Deaty by China – A Global Call to Action” is a stunning read, and I urge you to order it at once if you have any interest in China or global politics. You won’t find a more cogent breakdown of the issues facing the current and forthcoming synchronization of East and West. Or, as I say in my review blurb:

“Be forewarned: once you start reading, you won’t want to stop. Death by China lays bare the pivotal, oft overlooked, and sometimes blatantly hidden moves in a massive global chess game. Navarro and Autry have winded the horn, calling the free world to act on behalf of its interests and future. Impressively, they call China as well.”
 
Damon DiMarco, author of Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11 and co-author of My Two Chinas: The Memoir of a Chinese Counterrevolutionary with Baiqiao Tang.

 Order all the books mentioned in this posting here:

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