Shanghai To Liberation

A Journey Through the 1960's

by William “Bill” Lee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781477267059
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781477267035
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781477267042

About the Book

This is a story of liberation from oppression and covers the challenges of a young man’s assimilation into American society during a time of great turmoil torn apart by the Vietnam War. This story is touched by Mao Zedong, Chiang Kai-shek, Mizmoon Saltzik of the SLA, Mark Rudd of the SDS, Che Guevara and Ann Romney. It is also a story about the kindness of many Americans, and the Author’s unabashed joy of becoming an American. California history during the 1960s is the backdrop for the story. In addition to the Watts Riots, this history includes Miss Teen LA contests, the first Beatles concert in the Hollywood Bowl, the original Bob’s Big Boy restaurant in Burbank, the design of the LA County Art Museum to float on a lake of tar, the planning of the Irvine Ranch for development into UCI and the city of Irvine, and the slaughter of the SLA in South Central LA.

About the Author

Displaced by the Communist revolution of 1949, which the author witnessed as a young boy in Shanghai, his family moved to Los Angeles in 1956. Dropped into the Los Angeles public school system speaking no English at age ten, fellow students and teachers nurtured him through. Upon completing high school he was awarded a full scholarship to Stanford University. Shocked by the Watts Riots during college, the author made a commitment to help rebuild the central cities of the American West. With that commitment honored, he now takes the opportunity tell this unique story of his youth.