Item description for Mao Zedong (Life&Times) by Jonathan Clements...
Mao Zedong (1893-1976) went from being a poor farmer's son to a revolutionary leader, a general in World War II and the ruler of the world's most populous nation. Alternately glorified and demonized, not only in the Western world, but in the China that he once ruled, his influence persists to this day. This new biography will capitalize on new information that has recently come to light about his private life (and his several wives), with the publication of memoirs by his doctor and former nurse, among others. It will also reach bookstores with time to spare before the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.64" Width: 5.04" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.66 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1904950337 ISBN13 9781904950332
Availability 0 units.
More About Jonathan Clements
Jonathan Clements has written the weekly "Getting Going" column in "The Wall Street Journal" since 1994. He also writes a weekly column for "The Wall Street Journal Sunday," a supplement appearing in seventy-seven newspapers across the nation.
Jonathan Clements currently resides in the state of New York. Jonathan Clements was born in 1971.
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A 'must' for any student of Chinese history. Oct 15, 2006
Mao was a peasant farmer's son who became the ruler of China, fostering revolutionary changes which were to transform the country in one of the greatest experiments in history. His leadership and influence - which lasts into modern times - is told in a biographical sketch packed with politics and insights, and is a 'must' for any student of Chinese history.