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Mao Zedong

Author: Jonathan D Spence
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1999.
Series: Penguin lives series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose to absolute power, unifying with an iron fist a vast country torn apart by years of weak leadership, colonialism, and war." "Both a canny tactician and a hardworking organizer, Mao parlayed the privations of the famous Long March and the success of his guerrilla army into a powerful cult of personality and a dominant position in the burgeoning Chinese Communist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Spence
ISBN: 0670886696 9780670886692
OCLC Number: 317850597
Description: 188 p. : map.
Contents: 1. A Child of Hunan --
2. Self-Strengthening --
3. Casting Around --
4. Into the Party --
5. Workers and Peasants --
6. The Long Retreat --
7. Crafting the Image --
8. Taking Over --
9. The Ultimate Vision --
10. Bleak Harvest --
11. Fanning the Flames --
12. Embers.
Series Title: Penguin lives series.
Responsibility: Jonathan Spence.

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A renowned expert on Chinese history turns his considerable talent and experience to the life of China's greatest modern leader--the enigmatic, mythologized, often maligned, and still-revered  Read more...

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