This swift and timely story covers the events of twelve years. It begins with the revolution sweeping down the Yangtze, when young students, fired with new patriotism, went singing to jail or to the beheading ground. It ends in the mountains of inner China, where driven back again and again by the invader, students and peasants, old war lords and young guerilla alike, stand in a united front and fight on.
Used availability for Pearl S Buck's The Patriot
September 1975 : UK Hardback
June 1939 : USA Hardback
November 2006 : UK Paperback