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I will say that this is not an easy book to read, it is fascinating but has a lot of very dry political rhetoric. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Grandma Barbara
I enjoyed reading this book about Mao's failed policies. History sometimes forgets how he treated his people. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tracy Bedell
My husband like this book, so i bought it for him. I think this is a good book to understand some part of history of Mao.Published 24 months ago by Lu
"Hungry Ghosts" is a well written, thoroughly researched account of what happened during the great famine under Chairman Mao's dictatorship from 1959-1961. Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Seaotter
What Hitler did retail, Stalin did wholesale. But it took Mao to supersize the deaths of his own people. Read morePublished on February 1, 2012 by Agnostic
Apparently this was the first book (in English) to chronicle what really happened during the Great Leap Forward in China (1958-1962), when 45 million people died during a time of... Read morePublished on January 1, 2012 by Susan Blumberg-Kason
This book looks at the disastrous policies of the Chinese Communist Party and how those policies led to famine in the late '50s and early '60s. Read morePublished on December 16, 2011 by M.B.
One of the most chilling books I've read. Repeatedly sent shivers up my spine. A book to be recommend to everyone. Especially, in this era of "China Rising". Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by K. Turek
I read this book many years ago when there were not many Chinese sources available. Since then, several Chinese books on this subject have been published in Hong Kong. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by Book Lover XYZ