By X. L. Woo
Empress Wu governed China for 20 years through the Tang Dynasty within the 7th century. Enigmatic in addition to formidable, she used to be one in every of simply ladies to reign over this Asian enormous. Dr. Woo digs via chronicles and tales to tug jointly what's recognized approximately her kinfolk, her upward push to prominence, and the way she received strength opposed to the entire odds.
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