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Mao : the real story

Author: Alexander Pantsov; Steven I Levine
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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This major new biography of Mao uses extensive Russian documents previously unavailable to biographers to reveal surprising details about Mao's rise to power and his leadership in China.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Pantsov; Steven I Levine
ISBN: 9781451654479 1451654472 9781451654493 1451654499
OCLC Number: 772526023
Notes: Originally published in Russian: Moskva : Molodaia Gvardiia, 2007, under title Mao Tzėdun.
Description: xix 755 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Cast of characters --
Note on the spelling of Chinese words --
Introduction: Myths and realities --
pt. 1. The apprentice --
The foster child of the Bodhisattva --
On the threshold of a new world --
"I think, therefore, I am" --
The sound of footsteps in a deserted valley --
Dreams of a red chamber --
The great union of the popular masses --
Breathing world revolution, or the magic of dictatorship --
"Following the Russian path" --
The lessons of Bolshevik tactics --
pt. 2. The revolutionary --
Entering the Guomindang --
Hopes and disappointments --
Playing with Chiang Kai-shek --
The collapse of the united front --
The path to the Soviets --
Red banner over the Jinggang Mountains --
A single spark can start a prairie fire --
Under the Comintern's wing --
Dog eat dog Communist-style --
The long march --
The Xi'an Incident --
The flirtatious philosopher --
Consolidating control over the CCP --
Stalin, Mao, and the new Democratic revolution in China --
pt. 3. The dictator --
Visit to the Red Mecca --
The Korean adventure --
The contradictions of new Democracy --
Socialist industrialization --
The great turning point --
The emancipation of consciousness --
The great leap forward --
Famine and fear --
"The dismissal of Hai Rui from office" --
To rebel is justified --
The Red Guard tragedy --
The mystery of Project 571 --
Death of the Red Emperor --
Epilogue --
Appendix: Mao Zedong's chronology --
Appendix: Mao Zedong's genealogy.
Other Titles: Mao T︠S︡zėdun.
Responsibility: Alexander V. Pantsov with Steven I. Levine.

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