The Real Story

Book - 2012
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This major new biography of Mao uses extensive Russian documents previously unavailable to biographers to reveal surprising details about Mao's rise to power and his leadership in China.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781451654479
Branch Call Number: 951.0509 MAO PANTSOV
Characteristics: xix 755 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Levine, Steven I.


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ChristchurchLib Dec 18, 2012

"Mao Zedong, a major revolutionary leader in 1920s China and Chairman of the Chinese Communist Party from 1949 until his death in 1976, was an ambitious, inspired, creative, and flawed human being. The details of Mao's character, achievements, and failures emerge in this arresting biography, thanks in part to the availability of documents that were previously unavailable to Western biographers. Russian historian Alexander Pantsov and China specialist Steven Levine reveal the highs and lows of Mao's career along with his disorderly life - including accounts of his family, other personal relationships, and political rivalries." Biography and Memoir December 2012 newsletter


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