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Mao : the real story

Author: Alexander Pantsov; Steven I Levine
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This major new biography of Mao uses extensive Russian documents previously unavailable to biographers to reveal surprising details about Mao's rise to power and his leadership in China. Mao Zedong was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, the most important in the history of modern China. A complex figure, he was champion of the poor and brutal tyrant, poet and despot. Pantsov and Levine show  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2011053113
(OCoLC)772526023
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Pantsov; Steven I Levine
ISBN: 9781451654493 1451654499
OCLC Number: 892934283
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed October 06, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Dedication; Cast of Characters; Note on the Spelling of Chinese Words; Maps; China in the 19th Century; The Long March (1934-1935); The People's Republic of China Under Mao; Introduction: Myths and Realities; Part One: The Apprentice; 1 The Foster Child of the Bodhisattva; 2 On the Threshold of a New World; 3 "I Think, Therefore, I Am"; 4 The Sound of Footsteps in a Deserted Valley; 5 Dreams of a Red Chamber; 6 The Great Union of the Popular Masses; 7 Breathing World Revolution, or The Magic of Dictatorship; 8 "Following the Russian Path"; 9 The Lessons of Bolshevik Tactics Part Two: The Revolutionary10 Entering the Guomindang; 11 Hopes and Disappointments; 12 Playing with Chiang Kai-shek; 13 The Collapse of the United Front; 14 The Path to the Soviets; 15 Red Banner over the Jinggang Mountains; 16 A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire; 17 Under the Comintern's Wing; 18 Dog Eat Dog, Communist-Style; 19 The Long March; 20 The Xi'an Incident; 21 The Flirtatious Philosopher; 22 Consolidating Control over the CCP; 23 Stalin, Mao, and the New Democratic Revolution in China; Part Three: The Dictator; 24 Visit to the Red Mecca; 25 The Korean Adventure 26 The Contradictions of New Democracy27 Socialist Industrialization; 28 The Great Turning Point; 29 The Emancipation of Consciousness; 30 The Great Leap Forward; 31 Famine and Fear; 32 "The Dismissal of Hai Rui from Office"; 33 To Rebel Is Justified; 34 The Red Guard Tragedy; 35 The Mystery of Project 571; 36 Death of the Red Emperor; Epilogue; Photographs; Acknowledgments; Illustration Credits; Appendix 1: Mao Zedong's Chronology; Appendix 2: Mao Zedong's Genealogy; About Alexander V. Pantsov and Steven I. Levine; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Copyright
Responsibility: Alexander V. Pantsov and Steven I. Levine.

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This major new biography of Mao uses extensive Russian documents previously unavailable to biographers to reveal surprising details about Mao's rise to power and his leadership in China. Mao Zedong was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, the most important in the history of modern China. A complex figure, he was champion of the poor and brutal tyrant, poet and despot. Pantsov and Levine show Mao's relentless drive to succeed, vividly describing his growing role in the nascent Communist Party of China. They disclose startling facts about his personal life, particularly regarding his health and his lifelong serial affairs with young women. They portray him as the loyal Stalinist that he was, who never broke with the Soviet Union until after Stalin's death. Mao brought his country from poverty and economic backwardness into the modern age and onto the world stage. But he was also responsible for an unprecedented loss of life. The disastrous Great Leap Forward with its accompanying famine and the bloody Cultural Revolution were Mao's creations. Internationally Mao began to distance China from the USSR under Khrushchev and shrewdly renewed relations with the U.S. as a counter to the Soviets. He lived and behaved as China's last emperor.

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