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[PDF / Epub] ✓ Mao  ★ Philip Short – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 824 pages
  • Mao
  • Philip Short
  • English
  • 08 December 2018
  • 0805066381

Mao When The Nationalists Routed A Ragtag Red Army On The Xiang River During The Long March, An Earthy Chinese Peasant With A Brilliant Mind Moved To A Position Of Power Eight Years After His Military Success, Mao Tse Tung Had Won Out Over Sophisticated Rivals To Become Party Chairman, His Title For Life Isolated By His Eminence, He Lived Like A Feudal Emperor For Much Of His Reign After Blood Purge And Agricultural Failures Took Lives Than Those Killed By Either Stalin Or Hitler His Virtual Quarantine Resulted In An Ideological Political Divide And A Devastating Reign Of Terror That Became Known As The Cultural Revolution One Cannot Understand Today S China Without First Understanding Mao, And Philip Short S Masterly Assessment Informed By A Wealth Of New Sources Allows The Reader To Understand This Colossal Figure Whose Shadow Will Dominate The Twenty First Century.


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10 thoughts on “Mao

  1. says:

    This is an excellent book Long, detailed there are passages where one has to let one s eye skip over the surface like stones on a pond but for someone who has not read much about his period, I couldn t ask for a better introduction The author, focusing on the narrative, manages brilliantly to take the reader and seamlessly, from Mao the idealistic, romantic, visionary poet and revolutionary to A quote near the end says Had Mao died in 1956, his achievements would have placed him a This is an excellent book Long, detailed there are passages where one has to let one s eye sk...

  2. says:

    I wouldn t be the first to say there are times when objective equals boring but to Philip Short s unyieldingly neutral biography of Mao Zedong as a 650 page case in point, maybe With no sides taken, there are no heroes in this book, only villains and victims, with the subject portrayed, depending on the chapter, as both If that doesn t sound unattractive, don t let me fool you, the words read drier on the printed page with the hazard, on each, that your mind will wander or, better, shut down.T I wouldn t be the first to say there are times when objective equals boring but to Philip Short s unyieldingly neutral biography of Mao Zedong as a 650 page case in point, maybe With no sid...

  3. says:

    The typical great man biography tends to be either hagiographic or tendentious, especially when dealing with titanic personalities Mao A Life is that rare exception Philip Short has written a balanced, thorough to a fault, some have said and very well written He gives Mao his due as a military strategist, but pulls no punches when addressing such disastrous policies as the Great Leap and the Cultural Revolution Yes, it is long, but it is far from a slog So gifted a writer is Short that The typical great man biography tends to be either hagiographic or tendentious, especially when dealing with titanic personalities Mao A Life is that rare exception Philip Short has written a balanced, thorough to a fault, some have said and very well written He gives Mao his due as a military strategist, but pulls no punches when addressing such disastrous policies as the Great Leap and the Cultural Revolution Yes, it is long, but it is far from a slog So gifted a writer is Short that I was never bored, and so thorough a researcher that no aspect of Mao s long, remarkable life is glossed over It s obvious that Short cares deeply about China and the Chinese people Mao s myriad policies and pronouncements are seen not only from the eyes of Mao and his Politburo but also those of that quarter of humanity that witnessed them, and often suffered from them.Short wisely includes a Dramatis Personae se...

  4. says:

    It s real Everything happened, Mao Zedong once was a original listener and then became a total dictator At that time, all the horrible, crazy things are truly happened, but if we do not bear in mind that history, do not have our own moments of quiet introspection, everything will be repeated in the near future , , Mao s bloody revolution revealedWritten by ...

  5. says:

    Occasionally a tough read, but overall Philip Short s biography of a beloved dictator is an exemplary example of historical writing Probably not recommended for the casual reader but a great insight into the psychology of a mind that managed to inspire so many ...

  6. says:

    This book is WAY TOO LONG I picked it up from the library today and it s really freaking me out I might have to put it in the closet, like how I once made my parents do with the Snow White book that had the really scary w...

  7. says:

    Efecto halo y contrasentidos G nero Biograf a.Lo que nos cuenta Biograf a del l der comunista chino Mao Zedong Mao Tse tung Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite

  8. says:

    No better one.

  9. says:

    Great insight into the life, times, and mind of a successful, albeit psychotic and at times deadly, revolutionary.

  10. says:

    Friends of the HHI library Find I read this in the summer of 2010 It is well written and helps to understand the thinking of the Chinese people and accordingly the Chinese government.

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