JUNG CHANG, JON HALLIDAY
Title: Mao: The Unknown Story
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Very Good
Publisher: Anchor November 2006
0679746323 / 9780679746324
Seller ID: 113653
Very lightly worn copy, mostly due to slight crease in spine. Text pristine, binding firm.
An Eighth Day View:
The most authoritative life of the Chinese leader every written, "Mao: The Unknown Story "is 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. 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. In all, well over 70 million Chinese perished under Mao's rule -- in peacetime.