EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals.
EVERYDAY FREE SHIPPING on $25 & up - Excludes marketplace items & rentals
Search
Mao : A Life

Mao : A Life - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805066388

Cover of Mao : A Life 99 (ISBN 978-0805066388)
ISBN13: 978-0805066388
ISBN10: 0805066381
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Owl Books
Published: 1999
International: No

List price: $25.00

rental
$9.99
Save $15.01 (60%)


Ships from $5.99
  • Free Return Shipping
  • Due back 12/18/2015
  • CDs or access codes
    may not be included
More Shipping Options

Mao : A Life - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0805066388

Philip Short

ISBN13: 978-0805066388
ISBN10: 0805066381
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 99
Publisher: Owl Books

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

When the Nationalists routed a ragtag Red Army on the Xiang River during the Long March, an earthy Chinese peasant with a brilliant mind moved to a position of power. Eight years after his military success, Mao Tse-tung had won out over more sophisticated rivals to become party chairman, his title for life. Isolated by his eminence, he lived like a feudal emperor for much of his reign after blood purge and agricultural failures took more lives than those killed by either Stalin or Hitler. His virtual quarantine resulted in an ideological/political divide and a devastating reign of terror that became known as the Cultural Revolution. One cannot understand today's China without first understanding Mao, and Philip Short's masterly assessment -- informed by a wealth of new sources -- allows the reader to understand this colossal figure whose shadow will dominate the twenty-first century.

Author Bio

Philip Short has been a foreign correspondent for the London Times, The Economist, and the BBC in the world's major capitals. He worked in China in the 1970s and early 1980s, and has returned there regularly ever since. He now lives in southern France

More Shipping Options