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Mao : a life

Author: Philip Short
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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An unsentimental portrait of Mao explores 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 brilliant reform and terrible butchery during his long reign.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Tse-tung Mao
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Short
ISBN: 0805031154 9780805031157 0805066381 9780805066388
OCLC Number: 41977376
Notes: "A John Macrae book."
Description: xiii, 782 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
A Confucian childhood --
Revolution --
Lords of misrule --
A ferment of 'isms' --
The comintern takes charge --
Events leading to the Horse Day incident and its bloody aftermath --
Out of the barrel of a gun --
Futian: loss of innocence --
Chairman of the republic --
In search of the grey dragon: the long march north --
Yan'an interlude: the philosopher is king --
Paper tigers --
The sorcerer's apprentice --
Musings on immortality --
Cataclysm --
Things fall apart --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Philip Short.
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An unsentimental portrait of Mao explores 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 brilliant reform and terrible butchery during his long reign.

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