A Life

Book - 1999
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Philip Short's fascinating biography holds the key to a real understanding of Mao's motivations. Mao was a colossal figure, great within his century, and in Chinese terms launching a new cycle of history. Tracing his life from a peasant upbringing, to his struggle for power, through to his role beyond the grave, the power struggle that followed his death in 1976 and his posthumous role as a secular deity, Mao sheds new light on the dimensions and colour of his life, and the immensity of his influence on world history.
Publisher: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 1999.
ISBN: 9780340606247
Branch Call Number: 951.05 M296sh
Characteristics: xiii, 782 p. : ill., maps.


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May 30, 2017

Another account on Mao based on recently released files/documents. Well written & informative but difficult to follow due to the many different persons involved during the rise of Mao.

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