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Hungry ghosts : Mao's secret famine

Author: Jasper Becker
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This] account of China's four-year famine uncovers the truth behind one of the darkest chapters in history. [It] is the horrific story of the state-sponsored terror, cannibalism, torture, and murder during Mao's "Great Leap Forward," an attempt at utopian engineering gone tragically wrong.-Back cover.
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Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jasper Becker
OCLC Number: 64567318
Notes: Originally published: New York : Henry Holt, 1998, ©1996. 1st Owl Books ed.
"An Owl book."
Previously published: New York : The Free Press, ©1996. With some corrections made.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: China, land of famine: China, land of famine; Arise, ye prisoners of starvation; Soviet famine; First collectivization, 1949-1958; False science, false promises; Mao ignores the famine --
Great hunger: Overview of the famine; Henan, a catastrophe of lies; Anhui, let's talk about Fengyang; Other provinces; Panchen Lama's letter; In the prison camps; Anatomy of hunger; Cannibalism; Life in the cities --
Great lie: Shaoqi saves the peasants; Mae's failure and his legacy; How many died?; How to record the annals of a place?; Western failure --
North Korea, 1998 --
Appendix: Biographical sketches.
Responsibility: Jasper Becker.

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[This] account of China's four-year famine uncovers the truth behind one of the darkest chapters in history. [It] is the horrific story of the state-sponsored terror, cannibalism, torture, and murder during Mao's "Great Leap Forward," an attempt at utopian engineering gone tragically wrong.-Back cover.

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