Mao Zedong : A Life, by Spence, Jonathan D. (Author)
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- ISBN: 9780143037729 | 0143037722
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/29/2006
An intimate history of one of the most formidable and elusive rulers in modern history From humble origins in the provinces, Mao Zedong rose to absolute power, unifying with an iron fist a vast country torn apart by years of weak leadership, colonialism, and war. This sharply drawn and insightful account brings to life this modern-day emperor and the tumultuous era that he did so much to shape.