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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Review: Mao's Great Famine: The History Of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62User Review - Chris - Goodreads
An interesting and in-depth look at China during the Great Leap Forward, addressing the central government, regional and local governments, and the life of ordinary people. Well researched and well ... Read full review
Review: Mao's Great Famine: The History Of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62User Review - Keith - Goodreads
Basically a horror story. Pleasant to read, easy to spot all the exaggerations. I'm tempted to put it under "toilet book" category. Read full review