The Private Life of Chairman Mao (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 22, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages
35 Reviews
From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death 22 years later. Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician. For most of these years, Mao was in excellent health; thus he and the doctor had time to discuss political and personal matters. Dr. Li recorded many of these conversations in his diaries, as well as in his memory. In this book, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary time with Chairman Mao. 

NOTE: This edition does not include a photo insert.

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User Review  - Donnell Gray - Goodreads

This was an awesome book, very informative and we'll written. This is probably the most intimate and detailed book written about Mao. Read full review

Review: The Private Life of Chairman Mao

User Review  - Therese - Goodreads

Not sure the author could be as unaware as he claims to have been, and not sure how he wrote such a detailed memoir without notes, but the book was very engrossing. (Hard to keep the names straight though.) Mao was as disgusting personally as he was evil. Read full review


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