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Mao : the unknown story

Author: Jung Chang; Jon Halliday
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography is full of startling revelations, exploding the myth of the Long March, and showing a completely unknown Mao: he was not driven by idealism or ideology: his intimate and intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920's. Mao conquered China in 1949 and his goal was to dominate the world. in chasing this dream he caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chang, Jung, 1952-
Mao.
London : Jonathan Cape, 2005
(OCoLC)606527636
Online version:
Chang, Jung, 1952-
Mao.
London : Jonathan Cape, 2005
(OCoLC)607700295
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jung Chang; Jon Halliday
ISBN: 0224071262 9780224071260 0679422714 9780679422716
OCLC Number: 60576188
Awards: Short-listed for British Book Awards: History Book of the Year 2006
Description: 814 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt 1. Lukewarm believer --
pt 2. Long march to supremacy in the party --
pt 3. Building his power base --
pt 4. To conquer China --
pt 5. Chasing a superpower dream --
pt 6. Unsweet revenge.
Responsibility: Jung Chang and Jon Halliday.

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"A triumph. It is a mesmerising portrait of tyranny, degeneracy, mass murder and promiscuity, a barrage of revisionist bombshells, and a superb piece of research." -- Simon Sebag Montefiore Sunday Read more...

 
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