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Mao : a biography

Author: Ross Terrill
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Univ. Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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This is the most comprehensive and authoritative biography to date of Mao Zedong, enriched by information only recently made available in China.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Máo Zédōng.; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Terrill
ISBN: 0804729212 9780804729215
OCLC Number: 246035001
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1980.
Description: 571 S : Ill.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Prologue; 2. Childhood (1893-1910); 3. Knowlege for what? (1910-18); 4. Wider world in Peking and Shanghai (1918-21); 5. Organizing (1921-27); 6. Struggle (1927-35); 7. A grip on the future (1935-36); 8. Fighting Japan (1936-45); 9. The sage (1936-45); 10. A ripening peach (1945-49); 11. 'We shall put aside the things we know well' (1949-50); 12. Remolding (1951-53); 13. Building (1953-56); 14. Doubts (1956-57); 15. Tinkering with the system (1958-59); 16. Russia and beyond (1958-64); 17. Retreat (1961-64); 18. The furies of utopia (1965-69); 19. A tall thing is easy to break (1969-71); 20. Nixon (1972); 21. Fractured vision (1973-75); 22. An arrow near the end of its flight (1976); 23. Epilogue; Reference notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Ross Terrill.

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"Terrill is a biographical genius... His warts-and-all portrait of Mao is unrelentingly fascinating from beginning to end." - Houston Chronicle "Indispensable to understanding the inseparable Read more...

 
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