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Beyond the Stone Arches By Edward Bliss

Beyond the Stone Arches
by Edward Bliss

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In 1892 Edward Bliss packed up his family and embarked on a journey that took him to a remote outpost in feudal China, where he served as a medical missionary until the early days of Mao Zedong. This biography, written by Bliss' son, tells the story of this missionary's remarkable career.
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Beyond the Stone Arches: An American Medical Missionary in China, 1892-1932 by Edward Bliss

"An historical treasure." Bob Edwards, host of National Public Radio's Morning Edition The inspiring story of a true American hero In 1892 Edward Bliss packed up his family and embarked on a journey that took him to a remote outpost in feudal China, where he served as a medical missionary until the early days of Mao Zedong. Bliss battled malaria, plague, floods, and encroaching communist armies to help make the world a better place. He healed the sick, worked as a farmer, delivered babies, and bred cattle all for the "glory of God and dignity of man." This remarkable biography, written by Bliss's son, is a luminous portrait of an exemplary figure, a man whose remarkable life story offers readers inspiration to face adversity in their own time. Beyond the Stone Arches also delivers a sharply etched portrait of one of the great social movements in recent history the outpouring of missionaries to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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Beyond the Stone Arches Reviews


"Bliss succeeds beautifully in painting a private view of a transformative period in world history through the eyes of one man." -- Publishers Weekly

About Edward Bliss


EDWARD BLISS Jr. has had a distinguished career in broadcasting. He was writer/producer for Edward R. Murrow and news editor for Walter Cronkite prior to founding the broadcast journalism program at American University. In 1993, he was honored with the prestigious Paul White Award for lifetime achievement in electronic journalism. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Table of Contents


Partial table of contents: "I Have Fallen Among Friends"."Strange How Clearly We Remember Long Past Events"."The Most Fool Thing I Ever Did"."Just Imagine That"."It is Good to Feel Needed"."A Great Way to Take a Tonic"."There is No One to Consult, Only the Great Physician"."I Have Come Home!""There is Still Hope!""I Regret That We Did Not Put Up Houses Better Suited For the Chinese"."They Are Highly Refined, Educated in Convents, I Suppose"."I Am Growing Stronger All the Time for My Work"."There Are a Good Many Things Indicative of a Change"."We Aren't Supposed to Solicit, But..."."Sometimes in a Certain Sense Discouraged"."I Must Admit I'm Tired"."We Must Help Them Extricate Themselves"."Now I Sleep Soundly At Nights"."The Next Morning I Found Havoc Everywhere"."Something in the Future Was Not Enough"."Kienning Had Fallen"."The Red Army is at the Gates".Epilogue.

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GOR007041456
Beyond the Stone Arches: An American Medical Missionary in China, 1892-1932 by Edward Bliss
Edward Bliss
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2001-01-10
256
0471397598
9780471397595
N/A
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