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“Spence draws upon his extensive knowledge of Chinese politics and culture to create an illuminating picture of Mao. . . . Superb.” (Chicago Tribune)

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.

 

Jonathan Spence captures Mao in all his paradoxical grandeur and sheds light on the radical transformation he unleashed that still reverberates in China today.

 

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This intimate portrait of Mao Zedong, one of the most formidable and elusive rulers in modern history, introduces the essential background about the Chinese leader, including his relations with family, friends, and confidential assistants, as well as his youthful writings, poems, letters, and drafts of speeches.

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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.

About the Author

Jonathan Spence's eleven books on Chinese history include The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Treason by the Book, and The Death of Woman Wang. His awards include a Guggenheim and a MacArthur Fellowship. He teaches at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

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

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Craig Ensz, January 16, 2011 (view all comments by Craig Ensz)
Mao as a man and not just the revolutionary leader of Communist China is an interesting study. The lesser known attributes of this famous man who changed the face of not only China but the East as well, are enlightening. Spence has done a good historical job that reads well.
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ISBN:
9780143037729
Author:
Spence, Jonathan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Spence, Jonathan D.
Subject:
Political
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Heads of state
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Mao, Zedong
Subject:
Heads of state -- China.
Subject:
Biography-Political
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w map on pages xviii-xix
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.06x5.28x.55 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , This intimate portrait of Mao Zedong, one of the most formidable and elusive rulers in modern history, introduces the essential background about the Chinese leader, including his relations with family, friends, and confidential assistants, as well as his youthful writings, poems, letters, and drafts of speeches.

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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.

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