Where Is the Great Wall? (Where Is?) (Paperback)

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More than two thousand years ago, with his land under constant attack from nomads, the First Emperor of China came up with a simple solution: build a wall to keep out enemies. It was a wall that kept growing and growing. But its construction came at a huge cost: it is believed that more than a million Chinese died building it, earning the wall its nickname--the longest cemetery on earth. Through the story of the wall, Patricia Brennan Demuth is able to tell the story of China itself, the rise and fall of dynasties, the greatness of its culture, and its present-day status as a Communist world power.

About the Author


Patricia Brennan Demuth is the author of What Was Ellis Island?, What Was Pearl Harbor?, Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?, and Who Is Bill Gates?
Product Details
ISBN: 9780448483580
ISBN-10: 0448483580
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: February 5th, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Where Is?