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    Mao: The Unknown Story

    ISBN-10: 0099461552
    ISBN-13: 9780099461555
    Author(s): Jung Chang, Jon Halliday
    Description: Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before - and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him - this is an authoritative account of Mao's life.
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    Publisher: Vintage
    Pages: 832
    Size: 5.18" wide x 7.91" long x 1.70" tall
    Weight: 1.980

    Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's close circle in China who have never talked before - and with virtually everyone outside China who had significant dealings with him - this is an authoritative account of Mao's life.

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    —Lukewarm Believer
    On the Cusp from Ancient to Modern(1893–1911; age 1–17)
    Becoming a Communist(1911–20; age 17–26)
    Lukewarm Believer(1920–25; age 26–31)
    Rise and Demise in the Nationalist Party (1925–27; age 31–33)
    Hijacking a Red Force and Taking Over Bandit Land(1927–28; age 33–34)
    Subjugating the Red Army Supremo(1928–30; age 34–36)
    Takeover Leads to Death of Second Wife(1927–30; age 33–36)
    Bloody Purge Paves the Way for “Chairman Mao”(1929–31; age 35–37)
    Mao and the First Red State(1931–34; age 37–40)
    Troublemaker to Figurehead(1931–34; age 37–40)
    How Mao Got onto the Long March(1933–34; age 39–40)
    Long March I: Chiang Lets the Reds Go(1934; age 40)
    Long March II: The Power Behind the Throne(1934–35; age 40–41)
    Long March III: Monopolising the Moscow Connection(1935; age 41)
    —Building His Power Base
    The Timely Death of Mao’s Host(1935–36; age 41–42)
    Chiang Kai-shek Kidnapped(1935–36; age 41–42)
    A National Player(1936; age 42–43)
    New Image, New Life and New Wife(1937–38; age 43–44)
    Red Mole Triggers China–Japan War(1937–38; age 43–44)
    Fight Rivals and Chiang—Not Japan(1937–40; age 43–46)
    Most Desired Scenario: Stalin Carves Up China with Japan(1939–40; age 45–46)
    Death Trap for His Own Men(1940–41; age 46–47)
    Building a Power Base Through Terror(1941–45; age 47–51)
    Uncowed Opponent Poisoned(1941–45; age 47–51)
    Supreme Party Leader at Last(1942–45; age 48–51)
    —To Conquer China
    “Revolutionary Opium War”(1937–45; age 43–51)
    The Russians Are Coming!(1945–46; age 51–52)
    Saved by Washington(1944–47; age 50–53)
    Moles, Betrayals and Poor Leadership Doom Chiang(1945–49; age 51–55)
    China Conquered(1946–49; age 52–55)
    Totalitarian State, Extravagant Lifestyle(1949–53; age 55–59)
    Part 5
    Rivalry with Stalin(1947–49; age 53–55)
    Two Tyrants Wrestle(1949–50; age 55–56)
    Why Mao and Stalin Started the Korean War(1949–50; age 55–56)
    Mao Milks the Korean War(1950–53; age 56–59)
    Launching the Secret Superpower Programme(1953–54; age 59–60)
    War on Peasants(1953–56; age 59–62)
    Undermining Khrushchev(1956–59; age 62–65)
    Killing the “Hundred Flowers”(1957–58; age 63–64)
    The Great Leap: “Half of China May Well Have to Die”(1958–61; age 64–67)
    Defence Minister Peng’s Lonely Battle(1958

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