❦ [KINDLE] ❁ Mao A Life By Philip Short ➡ – E17streets4all.co.uk 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 succ When the Nationalists routed a ragtag Red Army on the Xiang River during the Long March an earthy Mao A eBook Ý 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 uarantine resulted in an ideologicalpolitical 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.
Philip Short is a British journalist and author specializing in biographies of historical dictators he studied at Cambridge Mao A eBook Ý University he worked as a journalist for the BBC for years as a foreign correspondent a job that allowed him to travel widely and experience wildly different cultures it would prove a great learning experience that still benefits him as an authorAfter his wor.
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- Mao A Life
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- 06 June 2014 Philip Short