Mao

Mao

The Real Story

Book - 2012
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A biography of Mao Zedong, discussing his rise in power and his leadership of China.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451654479
1451654472
9781451654493
Branch Call Number: B MAO
Characteristics: xix, 755 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Levine, Steven I.

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ChristchurchLib Dec 18, 2012

"Mao Zedong, a major revolutionary leader in 1920s China and Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from 1949 until his death in 1976, was an ambitious, inspired, creative, and flawed human being. The details of Mao's character, achievements, and failures emerge in this arresting biography, thanks in part to the availability of documents that were previously unavailable to Western biographers. Russian historian Alexander Pantsov and China specialist Steven Levine reveal the highs and lows of Mao's career along with his disorderly life - including accounts of his family, other personal relationships, and political rivalries." Biography and Memoir December 2012 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=581155

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