Mao Zedong

A Life

Jonathan D. Spence - Author

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ISBN 9781101077047 | 208 pages | 29 Aug 2006 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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An intimate history of one of the most formidable and elusive rulers in modern history

From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose to absolute power, unifying with an iron fist a vast country torn apart by years of weak leadership, colonialism, and war. This sharply drawn and insightful account brings to life this modern-day emperor and the tumultuous era that he did so much to shape.


1. A Child of Hunan

2. Self-Strengthening

3. Casting Around

4. Into the Party

5. Workers and Peasants

6. The Long Retreat

7. Crafting the Image

8. Taking Over

9. The Ultimate Vision

10. Bleak Harvest

11. Fanning the Flames

12. Embers


Exceptionally successful. (The New Yorker)

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