The Long March: The True Story Behind the Legendary Journey that Made Mao's China

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Constable, Jan 1, 2006 - China - 350 pages
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This is a living history of the legendary journey that made Mao's China. In October 1934, the First Front Army of the Chinese Communist Party fled annihilation by Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalists. Some 80,000 men, women and children left their homes to walk with Mao into the unknown. One year, 4,000 miles and countless battles later, fewer than 4,000 were left. From these survivors would grow the army that conquered China 14 years on, changing history for ever. In October 2002, Ed Jocelyn and Andrew McEwen set off to retrace the Red Army's footsteps, and record the experiences of the last-remaining witnesses and participants of the Long March - before it was too late. The result is an account of the March based squarely on eye-witness accounts. It contrasts starkly with the official version and with recent contentions that the March was a fraud. The Long March really did happen, but it was spun into the key propaganda tool Mao wielded in his rise to power.

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User Review  - Luis Galveias - Goodreads

The book is far from being a masterpiece but won my evaluation for the adventure and for discovering a China off the beaten track that only a few could have witnessed. Beear in mind the heavy ... Read full review

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original, exciting and very entertaining Read full review

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The Long March 193435 xii
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A Minority of Two
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The Xiang River
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