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Historian Iris Chang Won Many Battles

Heidi Benson
Featured May 24, 2005 We like the tone and thoroughness of this account of the death of author Iris Chang.
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This is as much a story about suicide and those affected by it as it is a story about the particular life and death of a passionate, brilliant writer. By carefully telling the tale of Chang’s life and her suicide, Benson explores the reasons behind suicide, as well as its mysteries.

The tone and voice are appropriately steady, serious. The pace is also steady, deliberate. Such tone and pace lead us with calm through disturbing material. This is a dignified and thoughtful account.


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