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Mao : the unknown story

Author: Jung Chang; Jon Halliday
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView 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: Biographies
Biographies (form)
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Biography
Named Person: Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao; Zedong Mao
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jung Chang; Jon Halliday
ISBN: 0679422714 9780679422716 0679746323 9780679746324 0224071262 9780224071260
OCLC Number: 57357425
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, London"--Title page verso.
Awards: Short-listed for British Book Awards: History Book of the Year 2006
Description: xiii, 814 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt 1. Lukewarm believer --
pt 2. Long march to supremacy in the party --
pt 3. Building his power base --
pt 4. To conquer China --
pt 5. Chasing a superpower dream --
pt 6. Unsweet revenge.
Other Titles: Unknown story
Responsibility: Jung Chang, Jon Halliday.
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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 intimate and intricate relationship  Read more...

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"A triumph. It is a mesmerising portrait of tyranny, degeneracy, mass murder and promiscuity, a barrage of revisionist bombshells, and a superb piece of research." -- Simon Sebag Montefiore Sunday Read more...

 
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