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The Journey of Liu Xiaobo: From Dark Horse to Nobel Laureate (Potomac Books, April 2020) tracks the life and ideas of the scholar, poet and activist who has been called the Nelson Mandela of China. Below the editor of the volume, Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, shares her thoughts and editor’s note during this unprecedent [...]
Robert C. Plumb is a writer, marketing consultant, and former marketing executive for two Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of Your Brother in Arms: A Union Soldier’s Odyssey and has written for the Montgomery County Historical Society’s journal, the Washington Post, and the Washington Post Magazine. He is the auth [...]