Mao

Mao

The Man Who Made China

Book - 2017
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One of the great figures of the twentieth century, Chairman Mao looms irrepressibly over the economic rise of China. Mao Zedong was the leader of a revolution, a communist who lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, an aggressive and distrustful leader, and a man responsible for more civilian deaths than perhaps any other historical figure. Now, four decades after Mao's death, acclaimed biographer Philip Short presents a fully updated and revised edition of his ground-breaking and masterly biography. Vivid, uncompromising and unflinching, Short presents in one-volume the man behind the propaganda - his family, his beliefs and his horrors. In doing so he shows us both the human being Mao was, and the monster he became.
Publisher: London :, I.B. Tauris ;, [2017]
Edition: New completely revised edition
ISBN: 9781784534639
Branch Call Number: 951.05 MAO
Characteristics: xxxv, 819 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

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