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Before Mao The Untold Story of Li Lisan and the Creation of Communist China

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ISBN-10: 0060084650

ISBN-13: 9780060084653

Edition: N/A

Authors: Patrick Lescot

List price: $15.95
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Combining an exceptional love story with a gripping tale of incarceration in Stalin's gulag and later in Mao Tse-tung's concentration camps, Patrick Lescot's Before Mao is a deeply moving, beautifully told saga of Li Lisan, Mao's predecessor at the head of the communist party and a key member of the Russian and Chinese revolutions. Told in an engaging, highly dramatic style that reads more like a novel than a standard history, Lescot skillfully unfolds this page-turning biography. Li, who led the Chinese Communist Party in the 1920s, was a rare survivor among the Chinese members of the International. Exiled and held hostage in the Soviet Union, he was eventually allowed to return to China…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.62" wide x 8.75" long x 1.12" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English