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Mao : the unknown story

Author: Jung Chang; Jon Halliday
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before--and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him--this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Zedong Mao
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jung Chang; Jon Halliday
OCLC Number: 62259994
Notes: Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2005. 1st American ed.
"Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, London"--T.p. verso.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Lukewarm believer --
Long march to supremacy in the party --
Building his power base --
To conquer China --
Chasing a superpower dream --
Unsweet revenge.
Other Titles: Unknown story
Responsibility: Jung Chang, Jon Halliday.

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Based on a decade of research and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before--and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him--this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. It 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 intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed the Japanese occupation; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After he conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. He caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule--in peacetime. This entirely fresh look at Mao will astonish historians and the general reader alike.--From publisher description.

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