The Private Life of Chairman Mao (Google eBook)

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

Interesting read - I'd recommend this. One anecdote that stood out to me is how when Mao traveled by train during the famine, the local governments moved all the crops in the fields and put them near ... Read full review

Review: The Private Life of Chairman Mao

User Review  - Scott - Goodreads

Really a good read. At over 800 pages thought it might be too long, but now that I have finished, I really miss it. Seemed to fly by. Very detailed and very interesting. A really good first hand account Read full review


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