Sun Yat-Sen is fast on the way to becoming a god to the Chinese revolutionist, just such an idol as Lenin is to Russia. This is an examination of the man and what he stood for, of the influences that made him what he was, of his effect on his country and his countrymen. It is that, rather than a conventional biography, and will be read by those interested in getting at the roots of his significance, rather than those who read biography for the human interest appeal and background. Scholarly, yet not too ponderous; written with a dispassionate analytical viewpoint, and a determination to unearth actual facts. Not particularly easy reading. Sell to those who want the substance, not the shadow.