Seize the Hour : When Nixon Met Mao, Paperback

Seize the Hour : When Nixon Met Mao Paperback

Edited by Grant Mcintyre



In 1972 Nixon amazed the world by going to China. The first trip ever by a US President was an immense gamble but a brilliant stroke of policy.

It marked the end of deep freeze in Sino-American relations and changed the international balance of power for ever.

This turning point in history was enacted by extraordinary players: Nixon himself, red-baiter, shrewd statesman and disgraced politician; Mao, frail, erratic, ruthless; the twin Machiavellis Kissinger and Chou En-lai; brittle, unhappy Pat Nixon; and Mao's wife Jiang Qing, the small-time Shanghai actress become scourge of Chinese civilization.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages, 2x8 b/w
  • Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780719565236



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