Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62
Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up and overtake Britain in less than 15 years. The experiment ended in the greatest catastrophe the country had ever known, destroying tens of millions of lives.
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The Great Famine in China during the Great Leap Forward was one of the greatest man-made natural disasters in all history, with countless millions dying by official negligence and starvation. Frank ... Read full review
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This book has some amazing sources and makes a horrific story sound even more horrific, but still fascinating. It tries to link the bureaucratic decisions from Beijing to local decisions made by ... Read full review