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Prison Diary

Prison Diary

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A rare paperback copy of Ho Chi Minh's Prison Diary, published in 1968 by Swan Publishing Co in Toronto. The inside cover page reads "Ho Chi Minh: Dictator or Visionary?" Preface by Bernard Fall, Foreword by Phan Nhuan.

Prison Diary was written between August 28, 1942 and September 16, 1943, when Ho Chi Minh was a prisoner of Chiang Kai-shek's police in China. Consists of 115 verses—quatrains and Tang poems in the classical Chinese style. These poems at times witty, at other moments despairing, chronicle prison existence and lend intriguing insight into the mind and inner life of Ho Chi Minh, one of history's best known political leaders and communist revolutionaries.

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Good condition, with minor creasing to cover. Some sun damage and discoloration to pages, as expected for the age of the book. Pages are clean. A fascinating print object. More photos, or video, available upon request. For local customers, phone or email the bookstore to arrange a viewing.

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