The Resource MAO : the unknown story, Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

MAO : the unknown story, Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

Label
MAO : the unknown story
Title
MAO
Title remainder
the unknown story
Statement of responsibility
Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
951.05092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
MAO : the unknown story, Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
Label
MAO : the unknown story, Jung Chang and Jon Halliday
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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 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. Combining meticulous history with the story-telling style of Wild Swans, this biography makes immediate Mao's roller-coaster life, as he intrigued and fought every step of the way to force through his unpopular decisions. The reader enters the shadowy chambers of Mao's court, and eavesdrops on the drama in its hidden recesses. Mao's character and the enormity of his behaviour towards his wives, mistresses and children are unveiled for the first time. This is an entirely fresh look at Mao in both content and approach. It will astonish historians and the general reader alike
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  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9056427
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Extent
814 pages
Isbn
9780224071260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE21116
  • (Uk)013073962

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