The Private Life of Chairman Mao
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 MaoUser 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
Review: The Private Life of Chairman MaoUser Review - Kristi - Goodreads
Although it's a rather long book, it's a pretty quick read. Dr. Li spent more than two decades caring for Mao Zedong, and thankfully kept a detailed diary. Read full review