Mao Zedong

Mao Zedong

Book - 2010/03/01
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Baker & Taylor
The wicked ways of some of the most ruthless rulers to walk the earth are revealed in these thrilling biographies about men and women so monstrous, they make Frankenstein look like a sweetheart.

Baker
& Taylor

Traces the life of the peasant who rose to the position of "chairman" of China's communist party and absolute ruler of the country, overseeing both reform and terrible butchery during his long reign.

Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, 2010/03/01
ISBN: 9780531207567
0531207560
Branch Call Number: J B MAO
Characteristics: 128 p

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tonyalanjeffers
Jul 29, 2015

I learned a lot about Mao Zedong and about the Communist Revolution in China that I did not know. It is instructive to learn that all the Communist Revolutions first the Bolshevik in Russia then China, North Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Cuba resulted in much worst dictatorships than the ones they ousted. The leaders pretended to follow Karl Marx's idealistic plan and instead grabbed power and wealth for themselves.
If one was interested enough he or she might want to study Marx's actual teaching and see if he did indeed make some provision for this possibility. One might want to consider reading George Orwell's wonderful little fantasy "Animal Farm" it is obvious after having read both Stalin and Mao from this wonderful Scholastic series of Wicked Histories where he got his true life inspiration.
As with all the Scholastic Wicked History books this short overview of Mao's life and impact on history is excellent for a Junior High or High school report.
The book only lightly touches on China's developing an atomic bomb. I for one would love to read another book with details about how China did that.

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