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Nixon and Mao : the week that changed the world

Author: Margaret MacMillan
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This book looks at one of the transformative moments of the twentieth century: In February 1972, Richard Nixon, the first American president ever to visit China, and Mao Tse-tung, the enigmatic Communist dictator, met for an hour in Beijing. Their meeting changed the course of history and ultimately laid the groundwork for today's complex relationship between the countries. That monumental meeting--during what  Read more...
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MacMillan, Margaret, 1943-
Nixon and Mao.
New York : Random House, ©2007
(OCoLC)608113825
Online version:
MacMillan, Margaret, 1943-
Nixon and Mao.
New York : Random House, ©2007
(OCoLC)608296844
Named Person: Richard M Nixon; Zedong Mao; Lyndon B Johnson; Richard M Nixon; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Richard M Nixon; Richard Milhous Nixon; Zedong Mao; Henry Kissinger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret MacMillan
ISBN: 9781400061273 140006127X 9781400061273
OCLC Number: 71210290
Description: xxii, 404 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Maps --
Author's note --
Introduction --
ch. 1. Setting out --
ch. 2. Arrival --
ch. 3. Chou En-Lai --
ch. 4. At the Diaoyutai --
ch. 5. Meeting with Mao --
ch. 6. Mao Tse-Tung --
ch. 7. The long freeze --
ch. 8. Breaking the pattern --
ch. 9. The polar bear --
ch. 10. The opening banquet --
ch. 11. Opening moves --
ch. 12. The secret visit --
ch. 13. Getting ready --
ch. 14. Getting down to business --
ch. 15. The irritant : Taiwan --
ch. 16. Indochina --
ch. 17. Haldeman's masterpiece --
ch. 18. Audience reactions --
ch. 19. The Shanghai communiqué --
Conclusion --
Acknowledgments --
Appendix : The communiqué --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index --
Photograph credits.
Responsibility: Margaret MacMillan.
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"This book looks at one of the transformative moments of the twentieth century: In February 1972, Richard Nixon, the first American president ever to visit China, and Mao Tse-tung, the enigmatic Communist dictator, met for an hour in Beijing. Their meeting changed the course of history and ultimately laid the groundwork for today's complex relationship between the countries. That monumental meeting--during what Nixon called "the week that changed the world"--Could have been brought about only by powerful leaders: Nixon, a great strategist and a flawed human being, and Mao, willful and ruthless; assisted by two brilliant and complex statesmen, Henry Kissinger and Chou En-lai. And behind them lay the complex history of two great and equally confident civilizations: China, ancient and contemptuous yet fearful of barbarians beyond the Middle Kingdom, and the United States, forward-looking and confident, seeing itself as the beacon for the world.--From publisher description."--source other than the Library of Congress.

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