Hannah Pakula book event
Thursday, November 5 @ 6:00pm
Hooks Book Events and Letelier Theater present author Hannah Pakula, who will discuss her recent book The Last Empress: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek and the Birth of Modern China.
About the author: Hannah Pakula attended Wellesley College, the Sorbonne, and Southern Methodist University. She is a book reviewer for the Los Angeles Times.
About the book: “An epic historical tapestry, this beautifully wrought narrative revolves around a fascinating, manipulative woman and her family…Hannah Pakula brilliantly narrates the life of this extraordinary woman – how she charmed the United States out of billions of dollars while remaining dedicated to her China, and how she managed to influence if not change the history of the twentieth century.”
Pakula, an experienced biographer of royal women (An Uncommon Woman: The Empress Frederick), looks at the imperious (if not imperial) wife of the Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek, presenting a richly complex account of 20th-century China that, despite its length, remains thoroughly engrossing to the end… Pakula draws a vivid if often unflattering portrait of a charismatic Chinese patriot, her husband and family, in tumultuous and tragic times.
More information, reservations: http://hooksbookevents.com/articles/232/hannah-pakula