The Private Life of Chairman Mao (Google eBook)
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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Review: Private Life Of Chairman Mao: The Memoirs of Mao's Personal PhysicianUser Review - Louise - Goodreads
This doctor could have had a comfortable and fulfilling life but chose to join the spirit of the new China. He, like so many idealistic youth, went back to China (as some went to Russia after its ... Read full review
Review: The Private Life of Chairman MaoUser Review - Olga - Goodreads
The account pictures rather a physician's life in Mao's inner circle than a detailed explanation of what was going on in the Chairman's mind. It's more about a one man's survival than about politics ... Read full review
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