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by Jung Chang


Jung Chang delivers a cry of anguish on behalf of all of those in her native land who, to this day, are still not free.

Mao: The Unknown Story is a 2005 biography of Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong (1893–1976) written by the wife and husband team of writer Jung Chang and historian Jon Halliday.

Mao: The Unknown Story is a 2005 biography of Chinese Communist leader Mao Zedong (1893–1976) written by the wife and husband team of writer Jung Chang and historian Jon Halliday, who depict Mao as being responsible for more deaths in peacetime than Adolf Hitler or Joseph Stalin.

Jung chang, jon halliday mao: the unknown story list of illustrations list of maps list of abbreviations in text note about spelling in text part one lukewarm believer . .

Jung chang, jon halliday mao: the unknown story list of illustrations list of maps list of abbreviations in text note about spelling in text part one lukewarm believer 1. on the cusp from ancient to modern (1893–1911 age 1–17) 2. becoming a communist (1911–20 age 17–26) 3. lukewarm believer (1920–25 age 26–31) 4. rise and demise i.

Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952

Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952.

Jung chang, jon halliday mao: the unknown story. 12. long march I: chiang lets the reds go (1934 age 40). 1. List of illustrations. 2. List of abbreviations in text. 37. 13. long march II: the power behind the throne (1934–35 age 40–41). 39. 14. long march III: monopolizing the moscow connection (1935 age 41). 17. Chiang Kai-shek with Chang Hsueh-liang, the Young Marshal. 18. Mao with Chang Kuo-tao, 1937. Other Books by This Author. 19. Mao with Wang Ming. 20. The Politburo in Yenan, 1938.

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Mao: The Unknown Story.

Chang and Halliday cast new and revealing light on nearly every episode in Mao's tumultuous life. It was this truce that prevented Chiang's armies from crushing the retreating Reds

Chang and Halliday cast new and revealing light on nearly every episode in Mao's tumultuous life. Among the most significant of their discoveries is that the myth of the Long March was a sham. It was this truce that prevented Chiang's armies from crushing the retreating Reds. The ceasefire enabled the latter to be massively replenished by the Soviet side and then reverse the tide to win in Manchuria and then gain the rest of China. Some of the distortions of history perpetrated by Mao and the Communist party have already been exposed by western and Chinese scholars. Authors: Jung Chang, Jon Halliday. Publication date: 2011. The reader enters the shadowy chambers of Mao’s court and eavesdrops on the drama in its hidden recesses.

Mao: The Unknown Story [ Mao: The Unknown Story by Chang, Jung ( Author ) Paperback Nov- 2006 ] Paperback Nov- 14- 2006
terostr
I read the book quickly. Unfortunately, my impression is that the authors did not tell us the truth. I cannot conclude that she/he lied completely. But, at least, the authors misled readers like you and me too much. I understand that Ms. Zhang's hatred toward Mao, her father died during Mao's culture revolution period. But if you are writing a book, you should be serious about the truth of history, you should not fabricate histroy due to your hatre. Am I right?
Jan
Very difficult to read only because of the vast tragedy unleashed on China and the world by the fanatically dictatorial control of Mao. It's a shame that this story is not openly recognized by the current Chinese leaders as well as others. If more people knew of the horror unleashed during Mao's reign more might understand just what China is evolving from... and how to go about doing better. Reading on other leaders from other sources about those within Mao's administration only confirms what Ms Chang and J. Halliday report.
Serious reference work but very readable. The facts and figures are backed up. More should be aware of just what happened from the early 19th century to the execution of the gang of four.
Her other two books are equally exhaustively researched and illuminating to read.
Thank you Ms Chang!
VizoRRR
Outstanding! Traces Mao's life-long drive to gain, retain, and use power. He was a master manipulator, knew how to pit rivals against rivals, and he understood the power of propaganda and PR. Very thoroughly researched, masterfully written, and compellingly insightful. Innumerable accounts of people from all levels of society who knew Mao greatly enhance the work, providing rich and reliable details. Maps, photos, and a detailed index grace the work. A must read!
Ucantia
It took a little time to read this in its entirety. The book is broken out into 6 parts for a total of 58 chapters. There are more than 800 pages. The book begins with Mao’s birth through his last days when he died on 9 Sept 1976.
The book is packed with seriously interesting tidbits about Mao, his ambition, the Revolution and China.
In many respects it is shocking. The extent to which manipulation, power, treachery and brutality would be used as the means to an end - regardless of who you were.
The authors vividly paint the development of Mao’s personality type when he was a 24 year old student that wrote extensive commentary on a book titled A System of Ethics. He did not believe in anything unless he benefited personally, and he took joy in great upheaval and destruction.
All in all a very good book with extensive sources and notes that accompany many years of personal interview notes the authors took.
Samulkis
It is clear that Jung Chang has no love for Mao and is heavily into the myth debunking business. However, there are few figures in the 20th Century so desperately in need of debunking. Mao's legacy seems to have got off almost scott free compared to his fellow dictators such as Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot.

Jun Chang paints the picture of a cunning, totally ruthless, self pitying, lecherous, cowardly, vicious, and largely incompetent psychopath who by means of being more ruthless and willing to backstab and murder than his peers managed to wrestle control of the CPC. But her story is backed up by extensive research and personal interviews. The background notes and references are almost as long as the main text.

The result is a very readable biography, even if a little one dimensional. The only positive attributes she is prepared to assign to Mao are his calligraphy and some of his poetry.
Chinon
Definitely the story of the century. The greatest 'human social engineering' experiment ever conducted. Here is a guy who would 'sacrifice' literally tens of millions (yes that is 10,000,000s) of his countrymen at the wave of his hand. How could this have happened. Find out how he was spared in his 'Dunkirk' moment by none other than US General Marshall (yes of the Marshall plan). And much, much more.
Deorro
A friend lent me this book and I was hooked. Then I bought a copy so I can high-light and write notes on the pages.This book a is multi-layer recount of China and Mao from the very beginning to the end. It's well edited and compiled and is intriguing. Highly recommend for anyone who is confused at our state of national affairs, both internal and external. This has been an educational book.
I both love this book and hate it. It's a very hard book to read as she is so detailed about the events that lead to the death and torture of 70 million people. I appreciate her honesty and believe people need to learn the story that has been kept secret all these years. This man had no hesitation or remorse with suffering that he caused. Having so much control is really dangerous and we need to be aware of the consequences as is could happen again.
Mao: The Unknown Story ebook
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Jung Chang
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Vintage; First Edition edition (2006)
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