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Edgar Snow

Born: Jul 17, 1905

Death: Feb 15, 1972

Birthplace: Kansas City

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Edgar Snow

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1905
Date of Death : Feb 15, 1972
Birth Place : Kansas City

Edgar Parks Snow was an American journalist known for his books and articles on Communism in China and the Chinese Communist revolution. He was the first Western journalist to give a full account of the history of the Chinese Communist Party following the Long March, and was the first to interview many of its leaders, including Mao Zedong. He is best known for his book, Red Star Over China, an account of the Chinese Communist movement from its foundation until the late 1930s.


  • Writer
  • Journalist

Also known as

  • Edgar P. Snow


  • Helen Foster Snow
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