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Mao Zedong: A Penguin Life (Penguin Lives Biographies)

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Publisher Comments:

The complex persona of Chairman Mao--remembered with hate, awe, and even reverence--calls for what the Boston Globe has termed "AJonathan? Spence's engaging blend of history, literature, and biography." Drawing from his expertise in Chinese politics and culture, Spence penetrates Mao's rhetoric and infamous self-will to distill an intimate portrait of a man as withdrawn and mysterious as the emperors he disdained. Spence superbly illuminates Mao, a leader who, at a watershed moment in history, turned the classic Chinese concept of reform through reversal into an endless adventure in upheaval. Mao examines a chilling enigma for historians, students of human nature, and Americans fascinated more than ever by China.

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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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New York Tim Booklist Publ Weekly Libr Journal Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-188).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670886692
Subtitle:
A Penguin Life
Author:
Spence, Jonathan D.
Author:
Spence, Jonathan D.
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Heads of state
Subject:
Mao, tse-tung, 1893-1976
Subject:
Heads of state -- China -- Biography.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series:
Penguin Lives Biographies
Series Volume:
no. 6-7 (XCV-XCVI)
Publication Date:
19991001
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.89x5.58x.84 in. .68 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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