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The Resource Mao : the unknown story, Jung Chang, Jon Halliday

Mao : the unknown story, Jung Chang, Jon Halliday

Label
Mao : the unknown story
Title
Mao
Title remainder
the unknown story
Statement of responsibility
Jung Chang, Jon Halliday
Title variation
Unknown story
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 intricate relationship with Stalin went back to the 1920s, ultimately bringing him to power; he welcomed the Japanese occupation; and he schemed, poisoned and blackmailed to get his way. After he conquered China in 1949, his secret goal was to dominate the world. 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. This entirely fresh look at Mao will astonish historians and the general reader alike.--From publisher description
Summary
A portrait of the late Chinese leader refutes a wide variety of myths about Mao and provides facts about the Long March, his relationship with Stalin, and the impact of his thirst for power on the Chinese people
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
Biography type
individual biography
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156450
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Chang, Jung
Dewey number
  • 951.05092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS778.M3
LC item number
C38 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Halliday, Jon
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True
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  • Mao, Zedong
  • Heads of state
Target audience
adult
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the unknown story
Label
Mao : the unknown story, Jung Chang, Jon Halliday
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, London"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [739]-790) and index
Contents
pt 1. Lukewarm believer -- pt 2. Long march to supremacy in the party -- pt 3. Building his power base -- pt 4. To conquer China -- pt 5. Chasing a superpower dream -- pt 6. Unsweet revenge
Control code
ocm57357425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiii, 814 p.
Isbn
9780679422716
Lccn
2004063826
Other control number
9780679422716 (hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Mao : the unknown story, Jung Chang, Jon Halliday
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Jonathan Cape, London"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [739]-790) and index
Contents
pt 1. Lukewarm believer -- pt 2. Long march to supremacy in the party -- pt 3. Building his power base -- pt 4. To conquer China -- pt 5. Chasing a superpower dream -- pt 6. Unsweet revenge
Control code
ocm57357425
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiii, 814 p.
Isbn
9780679422716
Lccn
2004063826
Other control number
9780679422716 (hardcover)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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