The Private Life of Chairman Mao

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Random House Publishing Group, Jun 22, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages
52 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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Review: The Private Life of Chairman Mao

User Review  - Pam Bonsper - Goodreads

Having returned from China, I have been reading many books about Mao. This is one of the best. Written by his personal physician of twenty-two years, you can't get better insights and details than ... Read full review

Review: The Private Life of Chairman Mao

User Review  - Samir Baz - Goodreads

An interesting analysis of arguably the most notorious, yet private man in modern Chinese history. It provides some interesting insight into the character that is Chairman Mao. Read full review

Contents

The Death of Mao
5
Notes
639
Chronology
651

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