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Mao Zedong - by Jonathan D Spence (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 188

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: Jonathan D Spence

Language: English

Street Date: August 29, 2006
TCIN: 54271830
UPC: 9780143037729
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-3747

Description

Praise for Mao Zedong: A Life

"Spence is the best known and most talented historian of China writing in English today. . . . His Mao Zedong succeeds."
--Los Angeles Times

"Exceptionally successful."
--The New Yorker

"The task of bringing Mao to a large, non-specialist audience is one for which Spence is eminently well-suited. His lucidly written, compellingly narrated explorations of modern Chinese history have attracted a readership unmatched by that of any other academic China specialist. His study of Mao is short . . . his writing tight, his judgments restrained."
--The Washington Post

"An elegant account, at once sparse and robust."
--The Economist

"Jonathan Spence [is] an eloquent chronicler of Chinese history. . . . [A] brisk, elegant book. . . . Spence skillfully uses Mao's letters and poems to explore the Chinese leader's thinking and relationships."
--USA Today

"There is no better person to write a general, readable account of Mao than Spence, an acclaimed Chinese historian and author of several biographies."
--Library Journal (starred review)

"Fluid and informative despite its brevity."
--Publishers Weekly

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