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Age of Ambition

Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Age of Ambition( )
Author: Osnos, Evan
Publication Date:Jul 2014
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Jonathan Cape
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.99
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*WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2014* A young army captain who risked execution to swim from free-market Taiwan to Communist China. A barber who made $150 million in the gambling dens of Macau. The richest woman in China, a recycling tycoon known as the 'Wastepaper Queen'. Age of Ambitiondescribes some of the billion individual lives that make up China's story - one that unfolds on remote farms, in glittering mansions, and in...
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Osnos, Evan (Author)

Evan L.R. Osnos was born on December 24, 1976 in London. He has been a staff writer at The New Yorker since 2008, best known for his coverage of China. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1998. In the summer of 1999, Osnos joined the Chicago Tribune as a metro reporter, and, later, a national and foreign correspondent. He was based in New York at the time of the September 11 attacks. In 2002, he was assigned to the Middle East, where he covered the Iraq War and reported from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iran, and elsewhere.

In 2005, he became the China correspondent. In 2008, he was part of a Chicago Tribune team that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Osnos joined The New Yorker in September 2008 and served as the magazine┬┐s China Correspondent until 2013. Osnos has contributed to the NPR radio show This American Life and the PBS television show Frontline. He has received two awards from the Overseas Press Club and the Osborn Elliott Prize for excellence in journalism from the Asia Society. Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China (2014), Osnos' first book, follows the lives of individuals swept up in China's "radical transformation. He was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction with - Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China.


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