One of the great figures of the twentieth century, Chairman Mao looms irrepressibly over the economic rise of China.
Mao Zedong was the leader of a revolution, a communist who lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, an aggressive and distrustful leader, and a man responsible for more civilian deaths than perhaps any other historical figure.
Now, four decades after Mao's death, acclaimed biographer Philip Short presents a fully updated and revised edition of his ground-breaking and masterly biography.
Vivid, uncompromising and unflinching, Short presents in one-volume the man behind the propaganda - his family, his beliefs and his horrors.
In doing so he shows us both the human being Mao was, and the monster he became.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 768 pages, 2 maps, 24pp black and white integrated
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 18/12/2016
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9781784534639
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