Where is the Great Wall?

Book
Published 2015
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Summary:

More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth. Through the story of the wall, Patricia Brennan Demuth is able to tell the story of China itself, the rise and fall of dynasties, the greatness of its culture, and its present-day status as a Communist world power.

ISBN:
9780448483580
0448483580
Description:
106 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm. + 1 fold-out color map.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (page 106).
Contents:
Where is the Great Wall?
A reason for walls
Walls grow bigger
A ruthless ruler
The first Great Wall goes up
Downfall
Peace along the Wall
Breaking into China
The glory years
Life at the Wall
Symbol of China.
LCCN:
2014045706
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