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Mao : the real story

Author: Alexander Pantsov; Steven I Levine
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView 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
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 pages : illustrations, 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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