The Private Life of Chairman Mao

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 22, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages
105 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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Maybe from a literary and political point of view this book does not offer much. But for me it was exactly what I was looking for, a bare-it-all, real life peek into Mao's private life. Just as the ... Read full review

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Reading this book is a huge investment of time. Didn't realize how long it was before getting it from the library. Personally this book was enjoyable. Thought provoking about politics, interactions with doctors and China. Read full review


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