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THE UNLIKELY YANK by JOHN T. L. LU

THE UNLIKELY YANK

by JOHN T. L. LU

532 pages
Under the spot light of the June '89 Tiananmen Square unrest, my sixteen American tour members and I fled, away from the emotionally charged protesters. I decided to extract my frightened tourists, under restrictive travel circumstances, out of China, by any means possible. I was the group's 25-year-old fearless tour leader, and this is my story.

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About the Book
Under the spot light of the June 1989 Tiananmen Square unrest, my sixteen American tour members and I fled from one city to another, by plane and by train, away from the emotionally charged protesters. When rumors of a civil war permeated amongst regional Chinese tour guides, I decided to extract my frightened tourists, under restrictive travel circumstances, to the British colonial Hong Kong, by any means possible. I was the group's 25-year-old fearless tour leader, and this is my story.

This book is as much a memoir of my first ten years in the United States as it is an immigrant boys adventures. Join me on my journey from being a 15-year-old FOB in Hawaii, to academic enlightenments on the Mainland, to my backpacking exploits in Europe. Take a front row seat on my tour bus as I take you on my domestic and international tours. Discover how, I, The Unlikely Yank, utilize my earlier experiences to secure safe passage out of China during political chaos.

 

Reviews
"Im thoroughly enjoying all of your stories from the road and from your life." Julie Blattberg, editor. Editor of New York Times best sellers including "Thirteen Reasons Why".
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"Your book is excellent! Your adventures are exciting plus you include interesting details about language, culture and history. What an amazing conclusion to the exciting adventure!" Ann Gallaugher, former Vice President of Tourism Development, Anaheim Visitors & Convention Bureau.
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"I really liked it!! The last third of the book was so exciting that it was hard to put it down. I still want to know what happened to James??!!" Kathleen Yutchishen, contributing editor. Co-Founder, My Team Effort Inc.
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About the Author
JOHN T. L. LU John T. L. Lu was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and moved to the United States in 1979 as a direct result of the US One China Policy. After graduating Moanalua High School in Hawaii in 1982, he earned his degree in Fine Art, with Cum Laude honors, from Denver University in 1986. Lu embarked on a career in international tourism that ultimately placed him in China during the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen Square unrest.

As an entrepreneur, he produced a series of events benefiting earthquake victims of Kobe, Japan, featuring talents from the original Beverly Hills 90210 show. He later created A Weekend of Heroes and Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series, events that both honored US military heroes, benefited service members, their orphans and families.

 

 

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