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In the spring of 1989, an audacious generation of students challenged China’s Communist leadership in a series of pro-democracy demonstrations at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square that shook the country to its core. The government responded by ordering the army to use tanks and automatic weapons to shoot its way through the crowds and force the students to abandon their cause and the square. This retrospective eBook visual history tells the story of the the movement in full-color photographs and text rich in detailed background information.

Written by journalist-historian Donna Rouviere Anderson and photojournalist Forrest Anderson, who covered the movement, this full-color illustrated 186-page book is a valuable resource for students, teachers, and members of the public who seek to understand the history of the movement. The book includes 154 historic photographs, an index and bibliography.

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This book is a strictly journalistic and scholarly work, and has no affiliation with any human rights or other activist groups or with the Chinese government.