A few days ago we received a package of 4 DVDs each with 6, 1/2 hour lectures on it just as we had requested from The Great Courses a group which has amongst its courses this one by Professor Brooks Landon entitled "Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writers Craft.
Three Gorges, and a Myriad of Doubts
By ROD MICKLEBURGH
Sun Jialing, a chain-smoking official, sat in his bare-walled office and contemplated the future.
It was 1996, and the colossal Three Gorges Dam, the largest hydro-electric project in the world, was under construction across the Yangtze River. It was downstream from his hometown, Fengdu, historically known as the City of Ghosts.