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24

Mar
2011

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For the Chinese language market, excellent press for “My Two Chinas”

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Some Chinese-language media have begun to report on the release of “My Two Chinas.” Here some of the most recent links:

Secret China

Epoch Times

New Tang Dynasty TV

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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.

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15

Mar
2011

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“My Two Chinas” listed as Barnes and Noble Pick of the Week

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 It’s true, right beside “Rawhide Down: the Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan” and the latest James Patterson Maximum Ride novel (talk about a spread, right?).

Don’t wait for them to run out of copies. Order it now!

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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.

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14

Mar
2011

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“Tower Stories” named one of the “500 Best Books You’ll Ever Read”

On 14, Mar 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Trivia question:

What do the following books have in common?

Answer:

They’re all featured in Read This Next: 500 of the Best Books You’ll Ever Read by Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman. Right next to my own  Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11.

Mittelmark and Newman write:

“Damon DiMarco wandered through New York in the weeks after the attack on the Twin Towers collecting the first person accounts that comprise Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11. As you might expect, the result is a series of seriously tear-jerking stories of loss, heroism, and horror.”

Well.

I still wish that Tower Stories never had to be written. But as years pass, it’s nice to see that it’s keeping good company.

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About Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11

 

“The only widely available oral history of 9/11 from the perspective of New Yorkers, this monumental work (originally released by Revolution in 2004) has been updated for the sixth anniversary of the national tragedy. 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.” 

          STAR REVIEW from Publisher’s Weekly 

“. . .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.” 

          Margaret Heilbrun for Library Journal 

“While the events of that day were tragic, inspirational reading experience. Most people experienced the terrorist attacks from a safe distance. Like me, many witnessed the events unfold on television. This book not only puts human faces with the events but also gives a glimpse into the rich culture of New Yorkers. While many of the contributors are obviously still struggling to come to grips with the events of that day, they are survivors, and for that reason, they have earned my admiration. Their stories need to be told and preserved as part of the historical record, and DiMarco does this in a compelling fashion.” 

          Journal of Folklore Research 

“I hope this book remains in print for a very long time to come, because everyone should read it. Our children should read it. With regard to 9/11, we-as a people-cannot allow a myth to take root. We must ground ourselves in our pain if we have any hope of moving forward. And move forward we must.” 

          Thomas Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission (From the Foreword of Tower Stories) 

“This book defends the understanding, as also the horror, of that day. We are indebted to Mr. DiMarco for the effort and for the editorial acuity.” 

          William F. Buckley, Jr. 

 

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10

Mar
2011

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Write a review of “My Two Chinas” and win a copy of “Tower Stories”

On 10, Mar 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

What a pleasant suprise!

Today I stopped into the Union Square Barnes and Noble here in good old NYC.

And what to my wandering eyes did appear? Copies of “My Two Chinas” stacked neatly on the New Non-fiction table, mere steps from the front door.

 

Why does this excite me? Because sales in the book biz and real estate share the same credo: location, location, location.

Of course reviews, reviews, reviews never hurt. And so…ahem…

I’ll send a copy of my first book, “Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11” to the first FIVE people who review “My Two Chinas.”  

Here’s all you have to do:

 

  • Purchase “My Two Chinas” and read it. 
  • Write a review – whatever your honest opinion is.
  • Post the review on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com, and…
  • Send a copy of the review to MyTwoChinas@gmail.com.

Please keep in mind:

 

  • Sorry, I can only mail books to addresses within the U.S.
  • U.S. P.O. boxes are fine.
  • When you send a copy of your review to MyTwoChinas@gmail.com, make sure your return e-mail address is valid. 

I’ll notify the first five people who send their reviews and ask for the address you want your book sent to. It’s that simple!

Have a good read!

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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.

*     *     *

About Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11

 

“The only widely available oral history of 9/11 from the perspective of New Yorkers, this monumental work (originally released by Revolution in 2004) has been updated for the sixth anniversary of the national tragedy. 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.” 

          STAR REVIEW from Publisher’s Weekly 

“. . .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.” 

          Margaret Heilbrun for Library Journal 

“While the events of that day were tragic, inspirational reading experience. Most people experienced the terrorist attacks from a safe distance. Like me, many witnessed the events unfold on television. This book not only puts human faces with the events but also gives a glimpse into the rich culture of New Yorkers. While many of the contributors are obviously still struggling to come to grips with the events of that day, they are survivors, and for that reason, they have earned my admiration. Their stories need to be told and preserved as part of the historical record, and DiMarco does this in a compelling fashion.” 

          Journal of Folklore Research 

“I hope this book remains in print for a very long time to come, because everyone should read it. Our children should read it. With regard to 9/11, we-as a people-cannot allow a myth to take root. We must ground ourselves in our pain if we have any hope of moving forward. And move forward we must.” 

          Thomas Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission (From the Foreword of Tower Stories) 

“This book defends the understanding, as also the horror, of that day. We are indebted to Mr. DiMarco for the effort and for the editorial acuity.” 

          William F. Buckley, Jr. 

 

 

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08

Mar
2011

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Spanish newspaper “El Mundo” runs important article on “My Two Chinas”

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My co-author, Baiqiao Tang, was recently interviewed in “El Mundo,” the second largest newspaper in Spain and a very influential paper for European politics. Baiqiao talks about the new Jasmine Movement, which has begun to usher the current Middle Eastern struggle for democracy into China.

For the actual article in Spanish, click here.

For an English translation, click here.

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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.  

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Prometheus Books will release “My Two Chinas” in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.  

It’s already posted on services like Amazon.com. For advanced orders, click here.  

Barnes and Noble? Click here.

You can download the publisher’s press release as a PDF by clicking here.  

To 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.

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01

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2011

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Library Journal recommends “My Two Chinas”

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 “In a rare glimpse into the chaotic nature of the June 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, activist Tang (Anthems of Defeat: Crackdown in Hunan Province 1989–1992), charged and imprisoned afterward as a “counter-revolutionary,” recounts the painful experiences of his rise to become one of China’s most outspoken dissidents. Many who challenged the Communist regime tragically paid the highest price, while others sacrificed their freedom for lifelong imprisonment. Tang here describes being caught and detained as a dissident after the government crackdown, revealing the intense 12 months of captivity he suffered at the hands of his prison guards. He goes on to write about his release, acceptance into the United States via Hong Kong, and life up to the present day as he challenges the Chinese Communist Party from afar for more democracy. China’s government has gone to extraordinary lengths to erase Tiananmen Square from the memory of its people.

VERDICT An insightful look into the conditions in China’s hidden prison systems, yet of greatest value as a personal, rather than political memoir. Recommended for readers interested in post-Tiananmen Square China.”

For Library Journal, Allan Cho, Univ. of British Columbia Lib., Vancouver

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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.  

*     *     *  

Prometheus Books will release “My Two Chinas” in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.  

It’s already posted on services like Amazon.com. For advanced orders, click here.  

Barnes and Noble? Click here.

You can download the publisher’s press release as a PDF by clicking here.  

To 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.

  

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28

Feb
2011

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Early copies of “My Two Chinas” spotted at Princeton Barnes and Noble

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A little ahead of schedule, but the picture says it all. Right on the Non-fiction Bestseller table:

What are you waiting for? Go grab a copy! Or order online below!

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.  

*     *     *  

Prometheus Books will release “My Two Chinas” in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.  

It’s already posted on services like Amazon.com. For advanced orders, click here.  

Barnes and Noble? Click here.

You can download the publisher’s press release as a PDF by clicking here.  

To 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.

  

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16

Feb
2011

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“My Two Chinas” Facebook page is up and running…

On 16, Feb 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Where can you go to discuss the book? Talk about China? View incredible photos from Tiananmen Square? Meet famous dissidents? Watch the book trailer? Get involved?

Why, Facebook, of course.

Check it out! Click here.

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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.  

*     *     *  

Prometheus Books will release “My Two Chinas” in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.  

It’s already posted on services like Amazon.com. For advanced orders, click here.  

Barnes and Noble? Click here.

You can download the publisher’s press release as a PDF by clicking 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.

  

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08

Feb
2011

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Author of “Death by China” praises “My Two Chinas”

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

Greg Autry knows China, and knows it well.

A gifted technology entrepreneur, Greg has taught Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, High Tech management, and Macroeconomics at the Merage School of Business, UC. Irvine. He holds a degree in History from the California Polytechnic University at Pomona, and an MBA from Merage School of Business, UC Irvine. Now he’s going for his PhD in between writing extensively on the topic of China.

Greg’s new book will appear from Pearson this year. “Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – A Global Call to Action” is written with Peter Navarro, another expert on the economics of China (who also endoresed “My Two Chinas.”

On “My Two Chinas,” Greg says:

“This well-crafted tale of one man’s ordeal and his message of hope should be required reading in the West. We cannot continue to ignore the human cost that results from turning a blind eye to tyranny in exchange for low-cost consumer goods. Do not subscribe to the illusion that China is developing an ‘open and harmonious’ society. My Two Chinas provides a serious reminder of what happened in 1989, as well as a revealing look at what lurks behind the false smiles of China’s current, more media-savvy leaders.
 
I read My Two Chinas on a long flight to Shanghai, and I simply could not put my iPad down. The long flight was over before I realized it. But on this trip, I saw the landscape around me from a very different perspective. I will never look at China the same way again. Mr. Tang and Mr. DiMarco have done China and the world a service by producing this engaging book. My Two Chinas makes learning some very ugly truths a most enjoyable read.”

– Greg Autry, noted entrepreneur and author on Chinese affairs, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine 

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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.  

*     *     *  

Prometheus Books will release “My Two Chinas” in hardcover (and e-book) in March, 2011.  

It’s already posted on services like Amazon.com for advanced orders.  

You can download the publisher’s press release as a PDF by clicking 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.

  

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07

Feb
2011

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Copy of “Heart of War” requested for library aboard USS New York

On 07, Feb 2011 | In Non-Fiction Book | By admin

Talk about a great honor.

I was recently contacted again by John Churcher from Massachusetts. You may recall that John’s been who’s working to build a library for the newly commissioned USS New York.

The library John’s putting together started out with 9/11-related topics. That’s why he originally asked for copies of my book Tower Stories: An Oral History of 9/11. But the effort’s been such a colossal success that John’s now expanding the library’s scope to include books that explore the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And of course Hear of War fits that bill pretty well.

Thanks for asking, John. It’s a pleasure to take part in such a worthwhile venture.

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