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The Resource Heaven cracks, Earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China, James Palmer

Heaven cracks, Earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China, James Palmer

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Heaven cracks, Earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China
Title
Heaven cracks, Earth shakes
Title remainder
the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China
Statement of responsibility
James Palmer
Title variation
Heaven cracks, Earth shakes
Title variation remainder
the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Maos China
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Heaven cracks, earth shakes, acclaimed historian James Palmer tells the story of 1976, the most tumultuous year in modern Chinese history. The year began with the death of the popular Premier Zhou Enlai, whose passing was widely mourned by the masses-- but this public grief quickly turned to anger when the Gang of Four stifled attempts to mourn Zhou publically. When a massive earthquake struck Tangshan a few months later, the disaster revealed the profound failures of Mao's China. As Tangshan lay in ruins, the central government cared more about ideological struggles than rescuing its own people. The year climaxed with Mao's death, followed in short order by a palace coup, which wrested the reins of power from the Gang of Four and put an end to the Cultural Revolution. -- Jacket, p. [2]
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10033252
Cataloging source
RV8
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1978-
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Palmer, James
Dewey number
951
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • China
  • Tangshan Earthquake, China, 1976
  • Mao, Zedong
  • China
  • Earthquakes
Target audience
adult
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the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China
Label
Heaven cracks, Earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China, James Palmer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-264) and index
Control code
ocn767797312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 273 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465014781
Lccn
2011934180
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)767797312
Label
Heaven cracks, Earth shakes : the Tangshan earthquake and the death of Mao's China, James Palmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-264) and index
Control code
ocn767797312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 273 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780465014781
Lccn
2011934180
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)767797312

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