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The lady and the panda

the true adventures of the first American explorer to bring back China"s most exotic animal

by Vicki Constantine Croke

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Published by Random House in New York .
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  • Giant panda

  • About the Edition

    Ruth Harkness was a Manhattan socialite, newly married to a wealthy adventurer. Weeks after their wedding, he decamped for China in hopes of becoming the first Westerner to capture the most mysterious animal of the day, a giant panda--an expedition on which many had failed miserably. Bill was also to fail, dying alone in China and leaving his widow adrift. In 1936, Ruth adopted her husband"s dream as her own. In decadent Shanghai, white male explorers scorned her, so she chose as her partner a 22-year-old Chinese explorer as unconventional as she was, who would join her in a romance as torrid as it was taboo. Traveling across some of the toughest terrain in the world, where China borders Tibet, they raced against a traitorous rival, and were threatened by hordes of bandits and hostile natives. The voyage cost Ruth everything she had, but when she returned with a baby panda, the story became an international sensation. No animal in history had gotten such attention.--From publisher description.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-361).

    StatementVicki Constantine Croke
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQL737.C214 C76 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 372 p. :
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24742022M
    ISBN 100375507833
    ISBN 109780375507830
    LC Control Number2004051356
    OCLC/WorldCa56614541

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