5 books about Tiananmen Square

Twenty four years ago today, the Tiananmen Square protests came to a tragic stop. Each night, for six weeks in the spring of 1989, thousands upon thousands of students and residents poured into Beijing's Tiananmen Square to demonstrate for democracy. June 4 was the final day of protests as the military brought in forces in what will be remembered as one of the most vicious massacres of the 20th century. Here is a reading list that provides more background and context for the controversial event.