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I now need to set off and read something other than the footnoted references to the major episodes of The Great Leap Forward and The Cultural Revolution. Read morePublished 5 months ago by James Tomkinson
Got to me quickly and is in great quality. Needed it for a Mao Zedong history seminar and its working out perfectly!Published 6 months ago by Madeline Nielsen
Jonathan Spence is one of the most important Chinese history scholars in America but this book reads like a summary of a book report about Mao. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Monte Jones
A very fine brief biography that lays bare the man who was an ideanist and becomes a tyrant becuaw his is a utopian.Published 21 months ago by Erwin Hargrove
Spence is one of the best authors on China today. This book is detailed yet a nice book to start with if you do not have a solid background in Chinese history. Read morePublished on July 6, 2014 by Laura J. Howse
I read this during a trip to China and it added so much new context to what I was seeing in the China of today.Published on May 9, 2013 by Grannyles
This was one of my favorite biographies. Rich in details and suspense. Recommend this to anyone! Worththe money! Also the cover was very humorous.Published on July 9, 2012 by Robert
In the Penguin Lives series, I've previously read short biographies of Beethoven, Churchill, da Vinci, Dickens, and Napoleon. Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by Ethan Cooper