The Private Life of Chairman Mao (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 22, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages
20 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  - Holly - Goodreads

This is the best book on Mao. Written by his personal doctor. Read full review

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User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

Riveting look at the absurd, corrupt, & paranoid machinations of Mao and his communist party from the standpoint of his Western-educated personal physician of 22 years. Well written. Read full review

Contents

The Death of Mao
5
Notes
639
Chronology
651

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