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Mao: The Unknown Story Jung Chang and Jon Halliday 009949924X 9780099499244 Jung Changs WILD SWANS was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching         a wider readership than any other book a
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Mao: The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

Jung Changs WILD SWANS was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching a wider readership than any other book about China. Now she and her husband Jon Halliday have written a groundbreaking biography of Mao Tse-tung. Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Maos close circle in China who have never talked before - and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him - this is the most authoritative life of Mao ever written. 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. Combining meticulous history with the story-telling style of WILD SWANS this biography makes immediate Maos roller-coaster life, as he intrigued and fought every step of the way to force through his unpopular decisions. The reader enters the shadowy chambers of Maos court, and eavesdrops on the drama in its hidden recesses. Maos character and the enormity of his behaviour towards his wives, mistresses and children are unveiled for the first time. This is an entirely fresh look at Mao in both content and approach. It will astonish historians and the general reader alike.

Author: Jung Chang and Jon Halliday

Language: English

Edition: Export e.

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 971

Publisher: Random House Uk Ltd

Publication Date: 2006-01-01

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ISBN: 009949924X


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