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Mao : Unknown Story

Mao : Unknown Story - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679746324

Cover of Mao : Unknown Story 06 (ISBN 978-0679746324)
ISBN13: 978-0679746324
ISBN10: 0679746323
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Alfrd A. Knopf, Inc.
Published: 2006
International: No

List price: $20.00

Mao : Unknown Story - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679746324

Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

ISBN13: 978-0679746324
ISBN10: 0679746323
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Alfrd A. Knopf, Inc.

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

The most authoritative life of the Chinese leader every written,Mao: The Unknown Storyis 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. 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 with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed Japanese occupation of much of China; and he schemed, poisoned, and blackmailed to get his way. After Mao conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. In chasing this dream he caused the deaths of 38 million people in the greatest famine in history. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule in peacetime.