The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal

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Thorndike Press, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 643 pages
A New York Times BestsellerHere is the true story of Ruth Harkness, the Manhattan socialite who took on the quest that cost her husband his life and trekked to Tibet in 1936 to capture a bear that had for centuries lived in secret in a labyrinth of cold, lonely mountains.

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I love reading about the exploits of interesting people traversing parts of the world I’ve never seen, and this exuberant biography of a Manhattan dress designer turned international explorer held me ... Read full review

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Lady and the Panda tells the story of Ruth Harkness and the pandas she captured in China in the mid 1930s. Harkness was the first person to bring a live panda to the US. Su-Lin was a young cub at the ... Read full review

Contents

Authors Note
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Map
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Inheriting
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Copyright

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Vicki Constantine Croke wrote the Animal Beat column in The Boston Globe for thirteen years and currently covers animal issues for WBUR-FM, Boston's NPR news station. She received a 2013 regional Edward R. Murrow Award. She has also written several books including The Lady and the Panda: The True Adventures of the First American Explorer to Bring Back China's Most Exotic Animal, The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos: Past, Present and Future, and Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II.

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