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Nixon and Mao The Week That Changed the World

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ISBN-10: 0812970578

ISBN-13: 9780812970579

Edition: N/A

Authors: Margaret MacMillan

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With the publication of her landmark bestseller "Paris 1919," Margaret MacMillan was praised as "a superb writer who can bring history to life" ("The Philadelphia Inquirer"). Now she brings her extraordinary gifts to one of the most important subjects today-the relationship between the United States and China-and one of the most significant moments in modern history. In February 1972, Richard Nixon, the first American president ever to visit China, and Mao Tse-tung, the enigmatic Communist dictator, met for an hour in Beijing. Their meeting changed the course of history and ultimately laid the groundwork for the complex relationship between China and the United States that we see today. …    
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.95" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Maps
Author's Note
Introduction
Setting Out
Arrival
Chou En-Lai
At the Diaoyutai
Meeting with Mao
Mao Tse-Tung
The Long Freeze
Breaking the Pattern
The Polar Bear
The Opening Banquet
Opening Moves
The Secret Visit
Getting Ready
Getting Down to Business
The Irritant: Taiwan
Indochina
Haldeman's Masterpiece
Audience Reactions
The Shanghai Communique
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
The Communique
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Photograph Credits