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Author Chen, Guangcheng.

Title The barefoot lawyer : a blind man's fight for justice and freedom in China / Chen Guangcheng.

Publication Info. New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.

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Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO CHEN    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B CHEN GUANGCHENG C    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Biography  B GUANGCHENG    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  323.092 GUA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  340.092 G93    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B GUANGCHENG, C.    Check Shelf
 Plainville Public Library - Non Fiction  B GUANGCHENG    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Biographies  BIOG GUANGCHENG, CHEN    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  B GUANGCHENG    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  B GUANGCHENG    Missing

Edition First edition 2015
Description xvi, 330 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Summary "An electrifying memoir by the blind Chinese activist who inspired millions with the story of his fight for justice and his belief in the cause of freedom. It was like a scene out of a thriller: one morning in April 2012, China's most famous political activist--a blind, self-taught lawyer--climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. Days later, he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, and only a furious round of high-level negotiations made it possible for him to leave China and begin a new life in the United States. Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than anyone knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, blinded by illness when he was an infant, Chen was fortunate to survive a difficult childhood. But despite his disability, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country's poor, especially a legion of women who had endured forced sterilizations and abortions under the hated 'one child' policy. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, Chen was ultimately placed under house arrest. After nearly two years of increasing danger, he evaded his captors and fled to freedom. Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, The Barefoot Lawyer tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle"-- Provided by publisher.
A personal account by the blind Chinese activist and self-taught lawyer who defected to the United States in 2012 describes his disadvantaged childhood, the illness that cost him his sight, and his advocacy for China's poor.
Note Includes index.
Contents Prologue: Escape -- A Child Apart -- An Uncommon Education -- No Turning Back -- Defending Our Rights -- New Roots -- Evil Unmasked -- Kidnapped -- Trial and Imprisonment -- House Arrest -- Breaking Free -- Eye of the Storm -- To a Land of Promise -- Epilogue: A New Life.
Subject Chen, Guangcheng.
Blind lawyers -- China -- Biography.
Human rights workers -- China -- Biography.
Chen, Guangcheng -- Trials, litigation, etc.
ISBN 9780805098051 hardback
0805098054 hardback
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