Red Star Over China

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Grove Press, 1968 - History - 543 pages
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The first Westerner to meet Mao Tse-tung and the Chinese Communist leaders in 1936, Edgar Snow came away with the first authorized account of Mao’s life, as well as a history of the famous Long March and the men and women who were responsible for the Chinese revolution. Out of that experience came Red Star Over China, a classic work that remains one of the most important books ever written about the birth of the Communist movement in China. This edition includes extensive notes on military and political developments in China, further interviews with Mao Tse-tung, a chronology covering 125 years of Chinese revolution, and nearly a hundred detailed biographies of the men and women who were instrumental in making China what it is today.

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Snow's account of his time with Mao and his army after the Long March is fascinating, but you have to keep Snow's sympathies in mind as you read. Of course, in 1937 perhaps he couldn't imagine the horrors that lay in store for China under Mao's rule. Read full review

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